Central Park

Bethesda Fountain

Sculpture Garden, Plaza, and Park
Terrace Dr. (at Central Park), New York, NY 10021, United States
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  • Today
    • 8:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 1:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Fri
    • Noon–7:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 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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  • "... dead in 1865. The angel of the waters, from the gospel of Saint John, rises from..." (3 tips)
  • "... a lake with rowboats & street performers! A great central meeting place as it's..." (3 tips)
  • "Great for people watching and listening to street performers." (5 tips)
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ciaran

    Discover the Central Park

    Ciaran · April 18
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  • Kent B.

    Watch the ice sculpting

    Kent Breckenridge · January 18
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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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  • Josh W.

    Great place to hang out and relax in the park. Sit down with a good friend, catch up, and take a ton of pictures!

    Josh Wehmann · January 14, 2013
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  • Akshay C.

    Visit before 4:30 pm in winter.

    Akshay Chavan · November 17, 2012
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  • Shabeeb

    Another obvious landmark - but the terrace and fountain worth checking out

    Shabeeb · October 24, 2012
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  • Rafa M.

    Yes the fountain is nice and the ceiling is amazing, but let's not forget the FRESCOES!

    Rafa M · May 29, 2012
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  • Zane

    Best part of park, takes you away from the craziness of the city.

    Zane · February 22, 2012
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  • Kevin C.

    Fountain's all dried up now, usually much prettier when filled, I suggest during summer

    Kevin Chang · December 22, 2011
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  • Dayron A.

    It's beautiful

    Dayron Arias™ · November 21, 2011
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  • David E.

    Top 5 BEST spots in NYC

    David E. · August 18, 2011
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  • Will J.

    this is such a historic landmark and this is where the musician 'Thoth' was discovered and his story went on to win an Academy Award.

    Will Johnson · August 6, 2011
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  • Jenny S.

    Great place for photo ops and people watching :)

    Jenny S. · July 31, 2011
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  • MetroFocus

    Celebrate the longest day of the year - every June 21st with free music concerts in parks & streets throughout the five boroughs. Visit makemusicny.org for a complete list of events. Read more

    MetroFocus · June 20, 2011
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  • Diego R.

    get on the bridge beside it and take a look from there: you’ll see the fountain, the lake, the trees, the city in the background and the boathouse. Read more

    Diego Rufo · March 31, 2011
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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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  • 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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