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Central Park Nature | The Definitive Central Park Map

Central Park Nature
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Welcome to our site. Central Park Nature is devoted to the natural history of Central Park. Our first project is a profusely illustrated comprehensive tree and trail map of Central Park. A stunning work of art—over two years in the making, it is now available as a beautiful poster map or as a folding map. In coming months we plan to introduce other unique products and features to this site that highlight and explore Central Park, the amazing wild green heart of New York City. We hope that you enjoy our site and will visit it often to learn more about the Park and its natural wonders.

— Edward Sibley Barnard and Ken Chaya

Central Park Entire, The Definitive Illustrated Map:

  • locates thousands of different trees, showing precisely where each one grows in the Park, with a special icon denoting its species. There are over 19,600 trees on the map!

  • identifies every major tree species in the Park using over 170 different species icons provided on a separate Tree Legend and included with each poster.

  • includes artwork depicting all of the Park’s architectural features—every building, bridge, archway, monument and statue.

  • shows all paved paths and woodland trails, including obscure footpaths not shown on any other map of Central Park.

  • accurately renders every lake, pond, and waterway including the most recent shoreline alterations.

  • highlights all of the major rock formations and identifies them by name along with other geologic features.

  • Illustrates all of the Park’s recreational areas including all playgrounds and ball fields; plus tennis, basketball, volleyball, and handball courts as well.


“This is just the loveliest map of Central Park ever! . . . I remember long ago carrying M. M. Graff’s Tree Trails of Central Park around with me as I tried to learn the names of the trees. Now here it all is and more—on one beautiful map!”

— Elizabeth Barlow Rogers
founding president of the Central Park Conservancy


Inside Central Park Nature:


Video: Two Years of Mapping Central Park

Central Park Folding Map
Folding Map
The folding map measures 36 x 26 inches unfolded. The southern half of the Park is printed on one side, and the northern half is printed on the other. A full-color Tree Legend appears on both sides. To order the folding version of CENTRAL PARK ENTIRE printed on durable, waterproof synthetic paper, simply click on the “Buy Map” button to the left.
Central Park Nature Map
Poster Map
The poster map measures 59 x 17 inches and comes with a separate full-color Tree Legend for identifying the more than 170 tree species shown on the map. The poster and the Tree Legend are shipped in a sturdy cardboard mailing tube. To order the poster version of CENTRAL PARK ENTIRE, simply click on the “Buy Map” button to the right.
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