This is one of the most famous parks in the world. It the first public park built in America and it also one of the most frequently visited. Over 25 million visitors arrive at Central Park each year.
The park features nearly 50 fountains, monuments, and sculptures or admiring its 36 bridges and arches. There are also many spots to skate, pedal, row, dribble, or climb and there 21 official playgrounds for the little ones.
The High Line
The High Line is on Manhattan’s West Side. This park an elevated freight rail line transformed into a public park . This is a beautiful walk with nature, interesting architecture and few artists along the way. It’s a great way to get some exercise while enjoying the great outdoors.
This park is a great place to relax, have a coffee and chat with friends.
The site of ice skating at Winter Village, free summer movies on the lawn, and endless meals and meetings at its tables, Bryant Park serves its role well as a centrally located Manhattan park. Just blocks from Times Square and the theater district and mere feet from the New York Public Library, the park is an ideal resting spot for the thousands of tourists and residents who pass by its boundaries each day.
Pull up a chair or hop on Le Carrousel to experience the charm of this Parisian-esque park!
Washington Square Park
Washington Square Park has served many roles for its community throughout the years, adapting to meet its needs. The arch is named after George Washington, the first president of the United States. Washington Square Park also houses several other monuments and facilities and is famous for the public chess games. It’s also been features in many movies.
Other great New York City parks:
- Riverside Park
- Battery Park
- Union Square
- Fort Tryon Park
- Battery Park City’s Rockefeller Park
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