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A Look Back At Central Park In The 1980s With Then & Now Photos

Belvedere Castle, 1980s. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


Belvedere Castle, present day. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


Aerial view, 1982. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)



Aerial view, present day. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


Azalia Pond, 1980s. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


Azalia Pond, present day. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)



Bethesda Fountain, 1980s. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


Bethesda Fountain, present day. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


Bethesda Owl, 1980s. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


Bethesda Owl, present day. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)





Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, 1980s. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, present day. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


Central Park Dairy, 1980s. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


Central Park Dairy, present day. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


West 72nd Street entrance, 1980s. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


West 72nd Street entrance, present day. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)



Merchant's Gate, 1980s. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


Merchant's Gate, present day. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


Bank Rock Bay, 1980s. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


Bank Rock Bay, present day. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


Cedar Hill, 1980s. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


Cedar Hill, present day. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)



Naturalists Walk, 1980s. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


Naturalists Walk, present day. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


The island, in the lake, 1980s.(Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


The island, in the lake, present day. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


The Mall, 1980s. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


The Mall, present day. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)



Dene, 1980s. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


Dene, present day. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


The point at The Lake, 1980s. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


The point at The Lake, present day. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


The Pool, 1980s. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


The Pool, present day. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)



Hearnshead, 1980s. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


Hearnshead, present day. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


Conservatory Garden, 1980s. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


Conservatory Garden, present day. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


Greywacke Arch, 1980s. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


Greywacke Arch, present day. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)



The Lake (the cave), 1980s. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


The Lake (the cave), present day. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


East Meadow, 1980s. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)


East Meadow, present day. (Courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy)