Central Park, NY

Touring New York: Central Park, NY

According to Britannica, Central Park, largest and most important public park in Manhattan, New York City. It occupies an area of 840 acres (340 hectares) and extends between 59th and 110th streets (about 2.5 miles [4 km]) and between Fifth and Eighth avenues (about 0.5 miles [0.8 km]). It was one of the first American parks to be developed using landscape architecture techniques.

Britannica also said, the completed Central Park officially opened in 1876, and it is still one of the greatest achievements in artificial landscaping. The park’s terrain and vegetation are highly varied and range from flat grassy swards, gentle slopes, and shady glens to steep, rocky ravines. The park affords interesting vistas and walks at nearly every point. The Metropolitan Museum of Art is in the park, facing Fifth Avenue. There are also a zoo, an ice-skating rink, three small lakes, an open-air theatre, a band shell, many athletic playing fields and children’s playgrounds, several fountains, and hundreds of small monuments and plaques scattered through the area. There are also a police station, several blockhouses dating from the early 19th century, and “Cleopatra’s Needle” (an ancient Egyptian obelisk). The park has numerous footpaths and bicycle paths, and several roadways traverse it.

My experience in Central Park isn’t all that exciting. I should say however, the trees and the ponds, even the ducks! It was quite beautiful and majestic to look at. I adore how the lovely yellow, orange, and red colors of fall really accentuate the park. There was this one big fountain, it was huge! Unfortunately, there was no water in it; the style and designs on the side were those of very unique and very intricate design.

We’re going to talk about my favorite spot in Central Park. Let’s start off with the playground. Okay, I know, how childish of me to have a playground as my favorite spot in the park. Tried the swings in the playground, -BEST EXPERIENCE EVER! The swings gave me a sense of nostalgia, they were unique from those of the Philippines however, the Philippines had metal as the seat, but the ones here use a type of rubbery plastic;it’s both comfortable and pretty to look at.

The swings on this side are made of plastic, the other side has swings that bend, unlike these.


If you’re gonna ask me, yes and no. The park has its strengths and weaknesses. Although there isn’t any, how should I say, buildings(?). I mean of course there are structural things in the park, but the park doesn’t have much such that you really enjoy the nature. I’d say you should go there during your free time. Surprisingly there’s a lot you can do; jog, play, take pictures, collect leaves(if that’s your thing), the possibilities are endless.

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