Rumsey Playfield Landscape

Project Progress

  • Design
  • Construction
  • Complete April 2016
    Current

The area between the Mall and the East Drive serves as a thoroughfare for millions of visitors each year. Our work on this landscape included the reconstruction of paths and other infrastructure, addition of new landscape plantings and turf, and restoration of Rumsey Playfield’s eastern entrance plaza.

Building upon reconstruction work in adjacent areas of the Park, restoration of the landscape immediately surrounding Rumsey Playfield included:

  • Reconstruction of existing paths and infrastructure, including restoration of existing stairs and the addition of handrails
  • Restoration of the plaza at the eastern entrance to Rumsey Playfield (which features the popular Mother Goose sculpture), including the replacement of existing pavement and benches
  • Restoration of lawn areas, including the addition of new landscape plantings, new irrigation infrastructure, and new turf
Left to right: Landscape and path surrounding Rumsey Playfield prior to restoration; path reconstruction; landscape and path surrounding Rumsey Playfield after restoration
  • 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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