"Strawberry fields forever" Central Park - Strawberry Fields Tip by kbl

The Strawberry Fields in Central Park is named after the song Strawberry Fields Forever in honor of John Lennon (1940-1980). Strawberry Fields was named in 1981 by a New York City Council law introduced by Councilmember Henry J. Stern and signed by Mayor Edward I. Koch.

The slope behind the memorial is called Rose Hill for the rambling roses in the clefts of the bedrock. The eastern slope is a woodland popular with bird watchers. In its center is the woodland wildflower meadow filled with ostrich and Christmas ferns and Virginia bluebells.

When they lived in the nearby Dakota on 72nd Street and Central Park West, John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, adopted this landscape as their favorite oasis in the Park

Address: Strawberry Fields, New York, NY 10023
West Side between 71st and 74th Streets

Phone: (212) 310-6600
Website: http://www.centralpark.org/

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  • Updated Mar 28, 2005
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