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Central Park - Facts and Visitor Information
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Looking across the Pond towards Midtown
Looking across the Pond towards Midtown
Photo Credit: russ

Central Park is one of the world's most famous parks, and the first landscaped public park in the US. It is located in the center of the island of Manhattan, stretching between 59th and 110th streets, and 5th and 8th Ave. The park covers 843 acres, and is home to several lakes and ponds, two of which are named The Lake and The Pond respectively. There are also many famous landmarks in the park, including a John Lennon memorial and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There are plenty of walkways and there are certainly plenty of places to sit and relax, whether it's on The Lawn or just on a bench somewhere taking in the sights and sounds. There all even the Heckscher Ballfields where there are six baseball fields, which are located at 63rd Street towards the west side of the park.

Also, since it covers 51 blocks, there are several roads going through the park for cross traffic at 65th, 79th, 85th, and 97th. Getting to the park itself is simple. If you are in the city, it is likely that you are fairly close, and there are subway stops at quite a few places within a short walk of the park. Keep in mind though that the park is huge, so if you are looking for a specific place in the park, you may have to do quite a bit of walking unless you get off at the right subway stop or take a cab.

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