New York City boasts many beautiful parks and green spaces with the most famous being New York’s beloved Central Park. New Yorkers take full advantage of these beautiful wide open green spaces. There are over 14,000 ha of green spaces to choose from. You can choose from over 614 baseball fields, 550 tennis courts and plenty of basketball and golf courses. If you are looking for large parks, then choices range from Central Park to Riverside Park, prospect Park and Battery Park. New York City’s best Parks and Gardens are shown below
| Battery Park |
Battery Park is a 25-acres park located near the Financial District, in the southern tip of Manhattan, facing the New York Harbor. The Battery is named for the artillery battery that was stationed in the area at various times by the Dutch and British in order to protect the New York Harbor. The park features some nice squares, many sculptures, memorials and monuments. It spreads along the lower shore of Manhattan.
| Central Park |
Central Park was designed by Calvert Vaux and Frederik Law Olmsted. The pair won a design competition to improve the park. The park was open to the public in 1857. It is the first urban-landscaped park in America. Central Park is bordered on the north by West 110th Street, on the south by West 59th Street, on the west by Eighth Avenue, and on the east by Fifth Avenue.