Posted Sun, Jan 10, 2016 in Attractions
Wagner Cove was named after former New York City Mayor Robert F. Wagner, who served in the 1950s and was known for disrupting the Tammany Hall structure, leading to a stronger city democracy. Before the spot was renamed, it was called the Cherry Hill Boat Landing. This oasis is just west of Cherry Hill and East of the 72nd Street and Central Park West entrance to the park. Parts of the cove are currently under restoration.
Located on the water and surrounded by foliage, Wagner Cove is often cooler in the summer than other parts of the park, and it is fairly private because it is only accessible from a small path on one side and the water from the other side. The cove can be accessed from Cherry Hill, where a small plaque marks the path. Fall is an especially enjoyable time to visit Wagner Cove, as the diverse autumn colors are reflected on The Lake. It is also a popular spot for weddings and marriage proposals.