NYC is home to some really beautiful public parks and green spaces. These natural monuments are a great way to relax, get some sun, laze around, enjoy a picnic and have quality time. There are some 1,700 parks in the five boroughs promising you a great escape from the bustle of the city. So, head to one of these popular parks and enjoy nature’s riches!
Here is a list of some of popular parks in New York City:
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park may lack the rustic charms of a typical public park but it makes up for it with its facilities. A portion of the Brooklyn waterfront was used to make this 85-acre green space teeming with natural beauty and manmade attractions. Attractions here include a carousel, merry-go-round, sports fields, playgrounds, basketball courts and a skating rink.
A walk through the lush green setting of Central Park is a dream for people who visit NYC. The park is a manmade wonder giving visitors a lot to enjoy. A day is not enough for wandering around this massive park that has some 50 fountains, 35 bridges and arches, numerous sculptures, monuments and playgrounds. It’s so big that visitors often resort to central park bike tours to explore it fully.
Flushing Meadows – Corona Park
This park is the second biggest in NYC and it’s much more than ample green spaces. The park has created many milestones in art, architecture, culture and sports. It has hosted some of the world’s biggest fairs and its mammoth steel globe icon was actually created for the 1964 World’s Fair. Major attractions include the zoo, boating lake, Skate Park, playfields and a hockey center.
The High Line
When in NYC, take time to visit the outdoor park, The High Line, a 1.45-mile-long linear park built in Manhattan on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line. The High Line has been redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway and rails-to-trails park.[Go along the walkway adorned with splendid gardens and outdoor sculptures. A stroll along the walkway will offer you a great view of the Hudson River. The park is a great place to find calm in the midst of urban chaos.
Hudson River Park
This park gives you the prospect of gazing at the Hudson River and New Jersey while you walk or bike. You can skate as well while taking in the views of the river from the strip of Waterfront Park stretching from Battery Park to 59th Street. Other major attractions here include kayak rides i and youth sports.
The 585-acre Prospect Park is in the heart of Brooklyn. Visitors come here to get lost in the serenity, right in the middle of the city. Landscape enthusiasts consider this park to be a masterpiece and it truly lives up to their expectations. Enjoy a picnic,, strolling through the vast stretches of green or watching the leaves turn–you can do it all here.
Visit some of these popular parks in NYC and enjoy nature in the city. —