Fifth Avenue Perimeter

Project Progress

  • Design
  • Construction
  • Complete November 2016

Our work on the Park perimeter between East 60th and East 65th Streets increased accessibility, addressed pavement issues, and enhanced the area with new benches and plantings.

The Conservancy rebuilt the Park perimeter between East 60th and East 65th Streets to increase accessibility and address deteriorating pavements. The work included replacing the central walkway’s hexagonal asphalt block pavers with accessible granite block pavers, resetting the granite block in the tree margins that flank the walkway, reconstructing existing curbs and pedestrian ramps, and installing new benches.

We also constructed a ramp at the East 64th Street entrance, offering easier access into the Park for wheelchairs and strollers.

Left to right: Perimeter before reconstruction; perimeter construction
  • Our Process

    Restoring Central Park is a collaborative effort. Our team of historians, planners, landscape architects, and architects work in partnership with the public to preserve the Park’s original ideals while enhancing the experience for today’s visitors.

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