Designer: Calvert Vaux 1824-1895 • England
Architectural Highlights Dimensions: Width - 22 feet: Height - 10 feet.
Hidden away amidst the quiet country setting
of the Ravine, is one of Central Park’s most
picturesque arches, the Huddlestone.
Beyond its visual appeal, this arch is a
remarkable feat since it was built without
the seal of mortar or metal supports.
Relying on force exerted by gravity and
friction, Huddlestone Arch is constructed entirely
of immense uncut boulders, one weighing
100 tons, which gives Huddlestone its
unique natural appearance and remarkable
In springtime, one of the attractions of
Huddlestone in Central Park is the yellow
forsythia that hangs over the rock’s
passageway on the arch's south side.
Parallel to the walkway,
is the Loch’s waterway that gently flows
under the arch as it disappears from view
when it meets the jarring structure of the Lasker Rink on its northern side.