Roughly between Morningside Drive and Morningside Avenue, West 110th to West 123rd Streets
Park: Frederick Law Olmsted & Calvert Vaux, 1883–95
Statue: Karl Bitter & Henry Bacon, 1912
New York City Scenic Landmark
Morningside Park was an early city initiative to create an amenity out of undevelopable land. It is comprised of a narrow strip extending from West 110th to 123rd Streets and encompasses the dramatic escarpment which gives credence to “The Heights.” The park’s tiered design incorporates the land’s natural topography with a mix of picturesque and pastoral landscapes. The promenade on Morningside Drive features observation platforms, imposing stone steps and a statue of social reformer Carl Schurz.