New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hallett Nature Sanctuary
When Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux designed Central Park in 1858, they left relatively untouched the rocky Promontory on the north edge of the swamp which was to be transformed into the Pond. The four-acre woodland was formally closed to the public and declared the Bird Sanctuary in 1934. The area was renamed the Hallett Nature Sanctuary in 1986 after George Hallett, Jr., (1895-1965) a prominent leader in New York City’s civic movement for over half a century and an ardent nature lover and bird watcher.
The seclusion of this area from the general public allows many species of animal and plantlife to flourish in a more natural ecological community than elsewhere in Central Park.
Location. 40° 45.998′ N, 73° 58.501′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Gapstow Bridge. Touch for map. The marker is in Central Park. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10019, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Simon Bolivar Statue (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Artists' Gate (about 400 feet away); Lombard Lamp (about 700 feet away); Doris C. Freedman Plaza The Plaza Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Metropolitan Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ignacy Jan Paderewski (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Plaza Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Categories. • Animals • Horticulture & Forestry •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on September 12, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 11, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.