Central Park is one of the most renowned public parks in the world and it is an icon of New York City. The first landscaped park in the United States, Central Park was designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. It required over 20,000 workers to complete and 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 and one of the most visited public parks in the world! In 1962 Central Park was awarded the status of “National Historical Landmark” by the U.S. government.
There are plenty 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 final installment in a four part list series that documents some of the most famous sites to see when in Central Park.