Central Park

Bethesda Fountain

Terrace Dr. (at Central Park), New York, NY 10021, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 1:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–7:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 8:00 AM–8:00 PM

The mission of the Central Park Conservancy, a private non-profit, is to restore, manage, and enhance Central Park, in partnership with the public.

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  • Windows Live Photo Gallery

    Put your back to the fountain and shoot through the arches. This is a beautiful shot day or night.

    Windows Live Photo Gallery · October 29, 2010
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  • HISTORY

    Designed by Emma Stebbins and dedicated in 1873, this fountain was the only sculpture commissioned as part of Central Park’s original design. Its official name is “Angel of the Waters.”

    HISTORY · July 3, 2012
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  • Carol M.

    Go to the underpass and check out the tile on the ceiling. It's beautiful.

    Carol Martzinek · November 29, 2009
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  • Furkan A.

    visit the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, if you are first time here

    Furkan Akbayrak · March 15, 2010
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  • Lenny G.

    Well worth the walk into the park.

    Lenny Gallo · April 24, 2011
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  • Kimberly L.

    If you like people watching this is the place to go!

    Kimberly Lucia · October 17, 2010
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  • David S.

    Nice place to take a picture. Beautiful!!!

    David Sequeira · June 24, 2010
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  • Thomas V.

    Propose your girlfriend

    Thomas Van Roy · December 18, 2011
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  • Jeff W.

    A beautiful fountain near a beautiful underpass, a lake with rowboats & street performers! A great central meeting place as it's close to everything else in Central Park.

    Jeff Woo · September 23, 2011
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  • Ruben M.

    it is a marvelous place, especially the ceiling tile

    Ruben Marquez · October 7, 2010
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  • Zachary S.

    Come here on Saturday to here the whole Cosby gang sing in glorious harmony.

    Zachary Schmahl · October 15, 2011
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  • Sylvia A.

    Enjoy the beauty of the Angel fountain

    Sylvia Anna · July 21, 2011
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  • Maria Yvonne T.

    Nice place to just sit and enjoy the scenery. Some soak in the sun, I just prefer the shade.

    Maria Yvonne Tan · September 30, 2013
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  • Kimberly C.

    Don't blink!

    Kimberly Cottle · April 6, 2013
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  • Lindsay K.

    DON'T BLINK.

    Lindsay Kolbenschlag · July 3, 2012
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  • G W.

    Tons of films filmed here, my favourite being Angels in America. This is a great place to sit and relax in the middle of your park exploration!

    G Wong · March 22, 2012
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  • jamie

    Great for people watching and listening to street performers.

    jamie · March 12, 2012
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  • Jan S.

    Frederick Law Olmsted commissioned a memorial to the union naval dead in 1865. The angel of the waters, from the gospel of Saint John, rises from the top -- a symbol of the healing power of nature.

    Jan Sichermann · January 15, 2012
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  • Lafayette 148 New York

    Bridal parties getting their photos taken, outdoor fitness bootcamps and street performers all gather in one place – it’s one of our favorite places to people watch.

    Lafayette 148 New York · November 29, 2011
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  • Lesley K.

    June-Watch baby snapping turtles (& mamas) swimming about searching for food. & Around noon, sunning on the rock outcropping along the northern end of the pond. But don't touch, they bite pretty hard.

    Lesley K · June 26, 2013
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  • Jennifer W.

    Early morning is my favorite time here ~ not as crowded as afternoon. Don't forget to stop by the boathouse for a coffee!

    Jennifer Walsh · October 16, 2011
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  • Karin R.

    My fav place in the whole park<3

    Karin Rendelman · June 12, 2011
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  • David D.

    choose the golden hours of light to shot, 7pm- or 7am

    David DePhillips · April 16, 2011
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  • Kristy L.

    Be sure to walk under the arches and look up at the beautiful ceiling

    Kristy Ladner · April 7, 2011
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  • Saswata B.

    I love the photos

    Saswata Bandy · February 22, 2011
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  • reza setiawan

    A nice spot for photo opp! The magical spot of Central Park!

    reza setiawan · November 2, 2010
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  • Dana B.

    If you are a fitness junkie, run the stairs!

    Dana B · March 10, 2010
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  • AGVSM

    One of the largest fountains in NY! Appears so much in movies.Love came here for walk.The fountain features a sculptur designed by Emma Stebbins.A female winged angle spouting water into a pool below

    AGVSM · 3 weeks ago
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  • Zherawati

    Beautiful spot for taking pics , people watching and just relaxing !

    Zherawati · December 8, 2014
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  • Pete W.

    NYC Landmark - Stunning Masterpiece

    Pete Webb · November 16, 2014
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  • Justin O.

    Great place to people watch. Occasionally there are live performers.

    Justin Ordoveza · November 5, 2014
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  • E-J L.

    a beautiful fountain. great photo spot too ;) make sure to walk under the arches n look up! check out the beautiful ceiling

    E-J L · October 26, 2014
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  • Ricardo B.

    Best spot in Central, seek street performers

    Ricardo Batista · September 10, 2014
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  • Nova C.

    :https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/anya-tribal-baroque If you've ever come to Bethesda Fountain and seen Thoth Prayform, here's a chance to be part of a unique film! Please share

    Nova Calise · August 25, 2014
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  • Johnny A.

    My center of the universe. Great place to people watch. Or just chill back.

    Johnny Appleseed · August 21, 2014
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  • Roger S.

    Watch the row boats.

    Roger Schonfeld · August 17, 2014
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  • Sam O.

    Great spot for photo ops & row boats

    Sam Odle · August 16, 2014
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  • Fionn

    Discover the Central Park

    Fionn · April 18, 2014
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  • Kent B.

    Watch the ice sculpting

    Kent Breckenridge · January 18, 2014
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  • Sean R.

    Have some fun here!

    Sean Ransom Smith · October 6, 2013
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  • Matthew P.

    Beautiful spot. Ask anyone and they will take your photo.

    Matthew Peters · September 20, 2013
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  • Jackie V.

    It's so beautiful here

    Jackie V · July 11, 2013
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  • Gabbi C.

    Don't let mike in the fountain

    Gabbi Clark · May 29, 2013
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  • seth l.

    try the people watching. they're taking loads of pictures!

    seth lachs · April 24, 2013
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  • Crystal W.

    Truly a beautiful sight! One of the best scenic places to go.

    Crystal Willis · April 7, 2013
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  • Beatrice R.

    Smells like horse pee up top :-)

    Beatrice Rosa-Swerbilov · March 4, 2013
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  • Agus C.

    hermoso lugar, solo que en invierno no hay nada y el lago esta congelado

    Agus Castello · October 5, 2013
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  • Julia G.

    Красиво очень!

    Julia Grebniova · December 18, 2014
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  • Nino d.

    Um dos lugares mais lindos do Central Park. Impossível não lembrar de inúmeros filmes gravados aqui. Perfeito!

    Nino de Melo · November 17, 2014
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  • José Bonifácio F.

    Vale o passeio! Entupida de estrangeiros e de noivos que chegam para recriar passagens de filmes e seriados aqui gravados.

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