Visiting the Park
Central Park is a stop along many of Manhattan's bus and subway routes. In addition, from Midtown to Harlem, you're never more than a few blocks away. The park welcomes visitors, from 6am to 1am daily, to enjoy its many attractions, such as the ice-skating rinks, miles of trails, artificial ponds, and the Central Park Zoo. A daily schedule of events, such as theater, bird watching, art and architectural tours, storytelling, and more will enhance any visit.
Although you might think it is bigger, it is just six miles around the circumference of Central Park. Within the park, there are 36 bridges, 21 playgrounds, 275 different species of birds, over 9000 benches, and some 25,000 trees.
Facilities at the Park include plentiful restrooms; several restaurants, including the romantic and fabled "Tavern on the Green"; concession stands; and four visitors centers, offering maps, information, and changing exhibits.
Central Park is lovely any time of year, from the first flowers of spring to the heady, lush greenery of summer to the spartan, snow-laden landscape of winter. It's conveniently located, offers something for every taste, and makes an excellent counterpoint to the concrete jungle that is Manhattan.
Location: Manhattan's Backyard
Click here for a map of the Central Park.
Click here to visit Central Park official website.