NYC Parks: Something for Everyone

Besides wonderful shopping, amazing theater, and points of interest, NYC parks are one of the wonderful features of living in this city. With so many choices, you will always find a park to fit your game, style, or mood.

Besides wonderful shopping, amazing theater, and points of interest, NYC parks are one of the wonderful features of living in this city. With so many choices, you will always find a park to fit your game, style, or mood. Small intimate parks are perfect for a rest between appointments on a busy day, and the large parks are filled with choices of terrain and activities. Whether living uptown, downtown, east side or west, or in one of the boroughs, there are parks galore to enjoy.

West Side High Life

The High Line is a rising star on the NYC parks scene. It sits above the streets and was built on a historic freight rail line that had long been forgotten and left to be demolished. Those living south of Midtown on the West Side of Manhattan can easily step outside their door and up the steps, or ride one of the accessible elevators, to enjoy a literal walk in the park that runs from Gansevoort Street (by 14th Street), in the Meatpacking District, all the way to West 34th Street. Providing an amazing view of the city, the Hudson River, and Statue of Liberty from a scenic park high above is just one of the many things the High Line has to offer. Enjoy High Line Art with commissioned projects of exhibits and performances. Springtime brings food vendors along with the opening of a sundeck complete with lounge chairs for soaking up the rays. There is a lawn to relax on, and activities for adults and kids are bountiful in this oasis high above the city landscape.

A Centralized Oasis

Right in the center of one of the biggest hustling and bustling cities in the world is an amazing stretch of land. New York’s famed Central Park is located perfectly for those residing on the East Side, West Side, Midtown, and Uptown. Take a step outside your city dwelling and walk up the street to enter the park that sits between 59th Street and 110th Street, and Fifth Ave and Central Park West. Central Park is filled with activity choices from bike riding and jogging to taking a stroll through the formal Conservatory Garden. Take a moment to relax on the Great Lawn, then borrow a free rod for catch-and-release fishing at the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center. And dogs residing in the Big Apple will enjoy this great park as well, with dog-friendly areas, and even times allocated for off-leash play!

Flushing Out an Oasis

The New York City borough of Queens plays host to Flushing Meadows. This amazing park is easily accessible by car, train, subway, and bus, making it the perfect destination for friends and family who live in NYC to meet. Famed as the site of New York’s two historical World’s Fairs, the park still has Fair remnants on display. There is much to do in Flushing Meadows, with lawns to play, sun, and picnic on, as well as home to Queens Zoo and a beautiful Botanical Garden. Bring the kids for a day of learning fun at the New York Hall of Science and then go for a ride on the lovely carousel.

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