3.6 out of 10

Fred Douglass Cir, Central Park

40.800328387235 -73.9582151378963
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
Who lives here?
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Public Transport 3/5

"Kinda looks like a medical circle"

Frederick Douglass Circle is the traffic circle of the northwest side of Central Park. It connects Harlem and the Upper West Side. And, the actual pedestrian part of this circle has only been open for a couple of years though the circle has been open for sixty some odd years. There's a bronze statue of Frederick Douglass, a water wall and colored grounds that are meant to resemble African quilts. Cathedral Parkway runs out of here up to Morningside where Columbia University is located and that makes for one hell of a beautiful walk. Other than that, there's not really much to see here. It's kind of a lackluster part of the park, in my opinion, though the surrounding aesthetic is definitely better than the Ellington Circle on the east side. I feel like, if you want to see the park, this probably isn't the best place to start. But, if you want to walk from the park up to Columbia, then this is definitely the best way to go and get a view.
  • Cathedal Parkway
  • The park
  • Not that happening
  • Loud surrounding streets
  • Not the prettiest part of the park
Recommended for
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Students

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5 Ave

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