Central Park is the most famous park in New York City—it is also one of the most famous parks in the world. The first landscaped park in the United States, Central Park was designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux and took over 20,000 workers to complete. The park was opened to the public in 1857.
Since its opening, Central Park has grown to include 840 acres of land and welcomes approximately 37 million visitors each year! Therefore, it is the most visited urban park in America! In 1962 Central Park was awarded the status of “National Historical Landmark” by the U.S. government.
Needless to say, there are lots of things to see and do in Central Park! Fountains, lakes, zoos and playgrounds are just a few of the things that the location offers visitors. Below is the first in a four part list series that documents some of the most famous sites to see when in Central Park.