Although New York is known globally for its towering skyscrapers, it also has many parks, gardens and green spaces, including the famous Central Park, which is undoubtedly the green lung of the city.
Located on Manhattan Island, Central Park it is surrounded by huge skyscrapers and its visit is a sight at any time of the year, as well as a must on a trip to New York.
Central Park isn't the only green space in the city. Walking through New York you will find many other gardens where New Yorkers and tourists alike do many outdoor activities, such as: sports, reading, picnics, sunbathing or just relaxing.
The parks of New York
Central Park is a green oasis in the middle of Manhattan's "forest" of skyscrapers. It is undoubtedly the most famous urban park in the world and constitutes the authentic green lung of the city. Much loved by New Yorkers, it is the leisure point for doing any outdoor activity.
Brooklyn Prospect Park
Prospect Park is an area of Brooklyn that includes the park of the same name as well as the neighborhoods of Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Windsor Terrace and Prospect Park South. Founded in 1867 and designed by Olmsted and Vaux, it covers 2 square kilometers and over 8 million people visit it every year.
Battery Park is a 25-acre green park located at the southern tip of New York City in Lower Manhattan. At the north end of the park is Pier A, a former fire station, while at the other end are the restaurants of Battery Gardens. Along the coast, there are the piers from where ferries leave for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
Hudson river park
Hudson River Park is a park on the Hudson River, and is the part of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway that extends from 59th Street to Battery Park. It is the second largest park in all of New York.
Bryant Park, located in the heart of Midtown (Manhattan), the most important business district in New York, is a French garden surrounded by skyscrapers. Inside the park is the New York Public Library. It is located near Times Square and the financial district.