Strawberry Fields in New York City

Strawberry Fields, New York's Central Park Memorial to British rock legend, John Lennon, consists of five acres near the West 72 Street entrance to the park.

Strawberry Fields was officially dedicated on October 9, 1985, on the 45th anniversary of Lennon’s birth. Lennon was a peace activist as well as a rock musician who was shot and killed by an obsessed fan at the age of 40.

The memorial includes a mosaic, entitled 'Imagine,' where many come to pay tribute to Lennon. The pavement mosaic was donated by the city of Naples, Italy.  'Strawberry Fields Forever,' references a song written and performed by Lennon during his time with the Beatles. "Imagine,' became a best-selling single during Lennon's soloist career.

Lennon lived across the street from the park with his wife, Yoko Ono. Ono envisioned the memorial in the park's landscape and worked with the Central Park Conservancy to help design the area, which consists of a meadow lined with trees and a small wooded area.

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