New York City Parks

New York City, famously referred to as the Big Apple and the City that Never Sleeps, is home to a vast array of parks. With the hustle and bustle of the city surrounding and even playing out in the parks, they are a destination that will leave you in awe and wanting more.

With all the parks in the city, that there is something for everyone. Parks range from small and local to the magnificent hot spots in famous Central Park. Redesigned and modern park areas are close to dining, museums, theaters and all the highlights that can be found in any New York City hotel guide.

New York City is also home to its fair share of famous parks that have been featured in films, television, literature and more. Central Park almost always has a part in any film about New York City.  For those that don’t live in New York City or a major metropolitan city, it’s important to understand that New York City parks give New Yorkers a little taste of nature in the urban jungle.

There are a lot of popular parks to check out besides Central Park.  Washington Square Park in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village holds free summer concerts, comedy shows and many cultural events.  Be sure to check out the fountain, a spot popular with travelers and locals alike.

Seward Park is located on the Lower East Side in Manhattan was originally known for its playgrounds.  It still is, but has added great walking paths, benches and even sports facilities to its repertoire.  Seward park is a great place for families to enjoy the outdoors in the city.

Some smaller parks in Manhattan include Gramercy Park which is a private park (maybe you’ll meet someone with a key!), the beautiful waterfront Riverside Park known for its Hudson River scenery, Fort Washington Park famous for its history as a fort plus the famous Little Red Lighthouse, and of course Battery Park which provides views of New York Harbor plus a rich and plentiful history.

New York Parks can be searched by specific geographic area and then can be further explored by viewing beautiful and current photos.  Each New Yorker is guaranteed to have his or her favorite park, but you don’t have to be a New Yorker to have your own.  Visitors should experience as many as they can, hopefully accidentally discover a few they didn’t know existed, and take back the memories to their friends and family back home.

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