Some of the most beautiful parts of New York City are the spectacular parks nestled within the urban jungle. They dot the map all across the 5 boroughs, but Manhattan has some of the best, and most accessible, parks for visitors. When you come to NYC, be sure to check out a park or two with the family.
Central Park is the most iconic one in the whole city. The park is huge, featuring dozens of fountains, monuments, and sculptures. There are plenty of sports fields and playgrounds throughout. Beautiful ponds and lakes break up the meadows and wooded areas alike. There are a number of places to eat in and around the park. The Met is right in the heart of the park, with many other museums. Don’t forget about the Central Park Zoo. Bike paths and running trails weave through the park so visitors can see everything in the park. The park holds a number of events and tours throughout the year. For more information, visit centralparknyc.org.
Battery Park is a beautiful place at the southern tip of Manhattan. Relax beside the waterfront where the Hudson and East Rivers meet. Take a ride on a historical replica of a 1800’s sailing ship, the Clipper City. A visit to Battery Park isn’t complete without a ride on the beautiful Seaglass Carousel. There are many gardens in Battery Park. Some grow flowers, while others house community food gardens for local members as well as school programs. For more information, visit thebattery.org.
Also along the southern shore of Manhattan is the Imagination Playground, an interactive wonderland for young children. The park is designed to let kids manipulate the area around them and Your kids will enjoy building their own playground with the special foam blocks at the park. The playground encourages the children to use their minds as well as their bodies to make the most of the space. They can also enjoy playing in the very large sandboxes. When it gets warmer, the park will have fountains and water sprays for the kids to play in. For more information, visit nycgovparks.org/parks/imagination-playground.
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