Peek Inside The Newly Opened Secret Section Of Central Park Closed Off Since The 1930s

A long-forgotten section of Central Park called the Hallet Nature Sanctuary reopened to the public this week after being closed for nearly eight decades.

Our friends at Gothamist recently went out to check it out.

The Hallett Nature Sanctuary—renamed so in 1986 for George Harvey Hallett Jr., a birdwatcher, naturalist, and civic leader—is now open to the public a few days a week. This follows a landscape makeover which included the addition of a new rustic fence, benches, pathways, and new plantings, as well as a ton of weeding courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy’s ROOTS participants. The high school students in the program focus on “the ecological restoration in Central Park’s woodlands,” we’re told, which includes “maintaining rustic trails, removing invasive plants, and cultivating new plantings.”

Check out the accompanying article for more info.

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via Gothamist

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