Central Park is home to hills, meadows and playgrounds, skating rinks and many popular attractions such as Strawberry Fields, Belvedere Castle and the Central Park Zoo.
Central Park is not just a park, given its size there are plenty of things to do and enjoy in this excellent park.
In our article of 5 days in New York we included as an important visit the walk through Central Park, you can see the article in the following link: https://www.niagara-tour.com/new-york-in-5-days
Central Park Walk – NEW YORK
Central Park is the most famous park in New York, the more than 340 hectares in the center of Manhattan makes it a wonderful park, hence it has been the scene of filming quite famous movies and series.
We have to keep in mind that Central Park is huge and it is highly recommended and to get a great experience of the park is to get a map of Central Park in the post that there is explicit for tourism and visitors to plan a walking route.
The famous Belvedere Castle is not really a castle, the construction in 1869 was specifically to be a lookout on the top of the roof, inside Central Park. It was renovated in 1980 as it fell into disrepair over time.
The rooftop offers breathtaking views of Central Park and the city from its observation deck. To the north we observe the spectacular greenery of the Great Lawn and the Treatro De la Corte, which is where summer usually make several shootings of Shakespeare that his actors are famous and we find a wooded area named Ramble.
The schedule to visit this viewpoint is from 7:00 in the morning until 21:00 at night during the summer season and from 10:00 to 17:00 in the afternoon during the spring, fall and winter seasons.
In the following link you can find more information and take a look at this great viewpoint. https://www.centralparknyc.org/
Strawberry Fields – Monumento a John Lennon
Strawberry Fields also located in Central Park is a memorial to John Lennon, who was murdered in front of the Dakota Apartments, which is on the west side of Central Park.
The monument is a mosaic in whose center we can find the word IMAGINE also built with mosaic, IMAGINE is the name of a song by John Lennon in 1971.
Surrounding the mosaic is a landscape of more than 160 species of plants, each plant representing one per country. The garden was designed by Vaux and Olmstead and is named GARDEN OF PEACE. Quiet area for strolling and observing.
Central Park Zoo
Asia, polar regions and the coast of California are the territories with the kind of animals that we are going to find in the Central Park Zoo. Red pandas, snow leopards and snow monkeys.
In the polar zone we can see the much-loved penguins, as well as animal highlights such as grizzly bears and California sea lions.
At the Central Park Zoo there is also an impressive theater with the new 4D technology.
Information about the Central Park Zoo, as well as opening hours and ticket sales, can be found on the following website: http://centralparkzoo.com/
Visiting Central Park is our favorite of the three things we can see and do, as we said Central Park is a great park and has many attractions that in our visit or walk we can not miss.