Right in the heart of Manhattan stands this oasis of rolling pastures and gardens, stretching from Midtown to Harlem. It was ... More
Right in the heart of Manhattan stands this oasis of rolling pastures and gardens, stretching from Midtown to Harlem. It was created in 1857 by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux. These days walkers, rollerbladers, bikers, and joggers compete for space. Lovers meet at the Bethesda Fountain on Bethesda Terrace. To the north, others wander at the mystery of Belvedere Castle. Nearby is the Delacorte Theater, where you can watch plays in the summer. It blends so easily with the Manhattan environment that it is difficult to guess that it is totally man made. Across the park lies a charming Central Park Wildlife Conservation Center, and children of all ages love the restored carousel.
I'm 16, and i find central park a bit dull... it was just a really big park. Dont no what i expected. The sheep meadow has a nice landscape and the carosel is interesting, but theres only so much you can take.
Feeding time at the sea lions tank is one of the best shows in town. Feeding time is at 12 Noon and 4 PM. Get there 5 minutes ahead of time and watch the sea lions climb up on the rocks and start looking for their caretakers. On command, during and after feeding, the sea lions entertain with tricks. Charming for adults and children. You can stand outside the zoo at the big fence and see it for free if you want to save a few bucks. That's what I do. Central Park Zoo is great and the sea lions are the best of all.After the sea lions go over to the Central Park Carousel for a spin. It's a beauty.
Central Park is always changing. Ever time I go there is something different about it. I think everyone should visit because not only can you see the beautiful sites but there are also many theatrical attractions, in the summer a zoo, in the winter ice skating. If your hungry there are always things to eat and if you want a real special treat you can go to tavern on the green. There is so much to do and so many options that there is always something for everyone.
All visitors to New York City should go to Central Park. My daughter and I visited the city last summer for 10 days, and made several trips to the park. The weather was hot but nice, we took great pictures...so calm and tranquil, it was almost like you weren't in the big city!
This is the only piece of the city that remains wooded and it is a place where memories are made. I remember going to the park on school trips and I though wow! This is a different world. I rode on the merry-go-round and I rode a horse not typical y done by a city girl. Raised in NYC I grew up without exposure to nature. The only nature we saw was the park, the zoo and the butterflies we caught.
City life is fast paced, not much time to relax, however the park in the center on Manhattan is truly the haven for kids and adults that want to slow down. Living the city there is a lot to do like Ice skating in the winter and hiking in the fall.
Manhattan my home town, I love it and I miss it. They say you can take a girl out of the city but you can never take the city out of the girl.
Go explore the sites the tall buildings the ferry the train the bridges and the great people that make up this great city
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