Arsenal Ramp

Project Progress

  • Design
  • Construction
  • Complete September 2015
    Current

The Conservancy constructed a ramp at the East 64th Street entrance to improve visitor access to Central Park, the Central Park Zoo, and the historic Arsenal building, which is the citywide headquarters for NYC Parks.

The East 64th Street entrance receives close to one million visits per year. Prior to this project, the only access was via a set of stairs into the Park, which is approximately ten feet lower than the Fifth Avenue perimeter in this location. The new ramp provides wheelchair access and facilitates use of the entrance by families with strollers.

In addition to constructing the new ramp, we rebuilt the existing stairs, installed new handrails, and added new landscape plantings. The work was undertaken as part of a larger reconstruction of the Fifth Avenue perimeter from 60th to 65th Street.

Landscape at the 64th Street entrance before construction of accessible ramp
  • 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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