Manhattan Parks & Gardens
Created in 1853, this world famous park, with over 840 acres,in the center of New York, encompasses recreational areas theater, sports, a zoo, two museums,amusement areas food, and entertainment. Visitors to the area can also take horse drawn carriage rides through the park.
Located in midtown Manhattan and one block from Times Square, Bryant Park is visited by over 20,000 people every day. Amenities include a French-style carousel, a boule board, chess tables, gardens and seasonal planting displays and free wireless access.
Located in Manhattan, Riverside Park is a waterfront park spanning 4 mi from 72nd to 158th Streets along the Hudson River.
This park provides a myriad of activites and recreation in the heart of New York City. Located on Riverside Drive in Manhattan, NY.
Spanning 10.5 acres (4.25 h) of lower Manhattan, this urban oasis takes its name from New York's former governor and vice president, Daniel D. Tompkins. In addition to being home to robust greenery, there are several monuments in the park, including the Temperence Memorial Fountain and the Samuel S. Cox memorial.
Damrosch Park is located at the southwest corner of the Lincoln Center Plaza, at 62nd Street near Amsterdam Avenue. The Park hosts various outdoor performances throughout the year, and is home to the Big Apple Circus in the winter.
This park comprises four restored piers which afford visitors a good view of the Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State Building and the United Nations building. Basketball courts, playgrounds and a fishing pier with cleaning table are all provided for visitor enjoyment.
Madison Square Park Conservancy features free cultural and entertaining programs, such as Mad. Sq. Kids, Mad. Sq. Music and Mad. Sq. Arts. Contemporary art works from around the world are displayed in this park.
Washington Square Park
One of the central attractions in Greenwich Village, Washington Square provides respite from the hustle of the day. Within the park, the Washington Arch can be found.
The ground floor of the World Financial Center and portions of the second floor include a mall featuring the Winter Garden as its center point. The Winter Garden is a steel-and-glass atrium, where many festivities occur.
DeWitt Clinton Park
Named for a governor whose estate was once located in the same area, De Witt Clinton Park is located in the Hell's Kitchen Area of New York.
Gramercy Park Historic District
Spanning two acres, this pristine park is located within Manhattan. It is a private park, and only those surrounding residents with a key are entitled to use it. The only park of its kind in the United States, it is also of historical significance. While not open to the public, this park is well known and there are sidewalks surrounding it that remain popular with the jogging and dog-walking set.
Once home to the defenses of Manhattan, Battery Park offers a recreational as well as museums and attractions. Castle Clinton National Monument and the Museum of Jewish Heritage are located here. Within Castle Clinton, tickets can be purchased for the ferries to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.