Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Parks Gardens in New York City
For many residents, Central Park is the greatest park of New York City. Bounded by 59th and 110th streets, 5th Avenue and Central park West the park contains grassy meadows, wooded groves and formal gardens, numerous fountains, sculptures and bodies of water; paths for jogging, strolling, horseback riding and biking; playing fields; a small zoo; two ice skating rinks; a carousel; and an outdoor theater. But no matter how close to nature New Yorkers feel when reveling in it, Central Park was in fact the United States first artificially landscaped park. Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vauz conceived the design in 1857.
The Bronz Zoo is the nation’s largest urban zoo, with more than 46,500 animals on 265 acres of woods, ponds, streams and park land. The New York Botanical Garden is another attraction for tourists and it is closed on Mondays.