Central Park Face Lift: Before and After

Last week we reported on the revitalization of Central Park’s East Lawn. The post talks specifically about the destruction done to Central Park by 1970 and how the Central Park Conservancy restored many of the parks most beloved locations including The Great Lawn. In this post we bring you evidence of the sad state the park was in and how wonderful it looked after the Conservancy saved it. Bring out the before and after shots (click on them to make them larger):

Sheep Meadow

Sheep Meadow Before Restoration
Sheep Meadow Before Restoration
Sheep Meadow Restored 1980
Sheep Meadow Restored 1980

Oak Bridge

Oak Bridge Before Restoration
Oak Bridge Before Restoration
Oak Bridge 2009
Oak Bridge 2009

Heckscher Playground

Heckscher Playground Before Restoration
Heckscher Playground Before Restoration
Heckscher Playground Restored 2006
Heckscher Playground Restored 2006

Great Lawn

Great Lawn Before Restoration
Great Lawn Before Restoration
Great Lawn Restored 1997
Great Lawn Restored 1997

Belvedere Castle

Belvedere Castle Before Restoration
Belvedere Castle Before Restoration
Belvedere Castle Restored 1983
Belvedere Castle Restored 1983

The Dairy

The Dairy Before Restoration
The Dairy Before Restoration
The Dairy Restored 1981
The Dairy Restored 1981

Photos courtesy of Central Park Conservancy Flickr Feed.

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