Carl Schurz Park

One of the things that I love about living on the Upper East Side is my vicinity to Central Park. However, there happens to also be a smaller, very charming park on York Avenue called Carl Schurz Park, and I just love that it’s sort of hidden away so pretty much only locals would know to visit. It has wonderful views across the East River, lots of benches to sit and relax, and a gorgeous proliferation of flowers that bloomed in May. Whereas Central Park belongs to the whole city, I like to think of Carl Schurz as the Upper East Side’s own private little gem.

I love the architectural details of the park, like the rounded, sweeping staircases. 

I also love that the landscape design on the hillsides is made to look natural and untamed.

I took these pictures about a month ago, and I’m so glad that I did, because I went back to the park last weekend and those gorgeous cherry blossoms and tulips were totally gone! There was still plenty to photograph even without them, but I’m still so happy that I captured these shots while they were in full bloom.

photos by me

12 comments

  1. Regine Karpel says: June 6, 2014

    Love Beautiful flowers

  2. Leslie says: June 6, 2014

    Those are absolutely beautiful! I love it when the world is in bloom during spring. Happy Friday!

  3. Crissy @ House of Marlowe says: June 6, 2014

    That tree is amazing!

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: June 9, 2014

      Isn't it? So pretty!

  4. Jen says: June 6, 2014

    That staircase is amazing! You've inspired me to get off of the couch (and away from Netflix) and go explore the local parks here in Louisville this weekend!

    xo, Jen
    http://www.comfortably-chic.com

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: June 9, 2014

      Hah, thanks Jen! I need to motivate myself a lot too, I definitely spend a little too much time on the couch, not enough time in parks!

  5. Patricia says: June 6, 2014

    So pretty!

  6. Holly says: June 9, 2014

    How pretty! I love the staircase, too. And of course, the blossoms are beautiful!

  7. dervla kelly says: June 13, 2014

    aw love Carl Shurz, i feel so lucky to live right near it too!

    1. Jackie {York Avenue} says: June 18, 2014

      Such a lovely park, isn't it? Great neighborhood!

  8. StephNav says: June 17, 2014

    Just stumbled on your blog – love it! I live right near Carl Schurz & its my fav too!

  9. Anita at Hungry Couple says: December 30, 2014

    Stunning photos. Cherry blossoms are just so stunning. I have a dog so this park is our frequent destination and the river walk is so peaceful.

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