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Central Park

Central Park

Bounded by Central Park S., 5th Ave., Central Park W., 110th St. New York, NY, 10019

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Sprawling across the center of Manhattan, from 59th Street (Central Park South) to 110th Street, and from Central Park West to Fifth Avenue, Central Park is 843 acres of adventure. Entering from the southeast (corner of 59th and Fifth), you'll find a path that leads straight into "the children's section," which covers the east side of the park up to 74th Street. This is not to say that the ENTIRE park isn't for children, but this little area is extremely manageable and contains many of the attractions kids love best: The Wildlife Conservation/Zoo, The Tisch Children's Zoo and the boat pond (not to be confused with the rowboat lake), where the real magnets are the venerated statues of Alice in Wonderland and Hans Christian Anderson (big ears and all). Kids have been climbing these for decades, surprisingly without an overwhelming number of injuries. And lest we forget, the oft-searched-for statue of Balto is on the east side of the park, at about 67th Street. See individual playspace entries for the many playgrounds in this park.

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Guest almost 2 years ago

In my favorite movie, "Friends With Benefits," there were parts filmed in Central Park. I have not visited this park; however, I have visited New York before. There are nice attractions this park has to offer. For example, there are over 20 playgrounds and concerts during the summer. Maybe next time I visit New York, I will visit Central Park.

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