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Central Park, New York City: 406 reviews and 745 photos

Central Park is a 843 acre urban public park & is the most visited city park in the United States. The park is maintained by the Central Park Conservancy, a private, not-for-profit organization. While much of the park looks natural, it is in fact almost entirely landscaped. It contains several natural-looking lakes and ponds (we've rented rowboats here), extensive walking tracks, two ice-skating rinks, the Central Park Zoo, the Central Park Conservatory Garden, a wildlife sanctuary, a large area of natural woods, a 106-acre billion gallon reservoir with an encircling running track, and an outdoor amphitheater called the Delacorte Theater which hosts the "Shakespeare in the Park" summer festivals. Indoor attractions include Belvedere Castle with its nature center, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, and the historic Carousel. In addition there are numerous major and minor grassy areas, some of which are used for informal or team sports, some are set aside as quiet areas, and there are a number of enclosed playgrounds for children.

Address: Central Park, New York, NY 10022
Directions: Central Park is bordered on the north by West 110th Street, on the south by West 59th Street, on the west by Eighth Avenue. Along the park's borders however, these are known as Central Park North, Central Park South, and Central Park West respectively.
Phone: (212) 310-6600
Website: http://www.centralpark.org/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 28, 2008
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