Interesting Facts about Central Park

(Last Updated On: December 11, 2017)

Central Park in New York is one of the most popular public landscaped parks in the whole world. This comes as no surprise since Central Park has appeared in more than 300 films since 1908.

So, let`s go through some interesting facts about the Central Park:

Central Park is the first public park in the United States.

The Park is larger than Monaco, an independent city-state in France.

Central Park is open all year round and is the most visited urban park in the United States.

The Park was first opened in 1857 but it was later reopened in 1873 after being improved and expanded.

Central park is 4 km long and 0.8 km wide.

In 1964 the Park was declared a National Historic Landmark and in 1974 it was declared a New York City Landmark.

Even though the park looks natural, a big part of the park was landscaped by professionals.

In the park you can see more than 2000 American elms and more than 27 000 trees.

There are 7 man-made lakes and ponds in the Park.

There are more than 9000 benches in the Park, 125 drinking fountains, 51 sculptures, 7 ornamental fountains and 36 bridges.

In 1975 was the last time the New York City Marathon took place in the Central Park.

The Central Park is a place where you can experience both nature and art. Some of the most popular statues are Alice in Wonderland and Bethesda Fountain. There is also a Literary walk where you can see many popular authors.

Great Lawn is one of the most famous lawns in the world and it stretches on 55 acres.

Belvedere Castle provides a panoramic view in every direction since it is the second highest elevation in the park. The castle was designed in 1865 and the interesting fact here is that it was built without an intended purpose.

So, find a cheap flight on TripAdvisor and book your ticket today to one of these magical places and see it for yourself because as the Asian Proverb goes it is always: “Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.”

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Author: Elena

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