Sunday in Central Park

One of the nicest things about living in New York City is Central Park. At more than 800 acres, it is an oasis of green in a sea of concrete and brick.

Running from 59th Street to 110 Street, Central Park receives approximately thirty-five million visitors annually.

It is a popular venue for skating, concerts and theatre, boating, birding, rock climbing, running, walking, bicycling, etc., and is central to the enjoyment of life in the city.

Central Park near 72nd Street
Catch and release at the Turtle Pond

Fishing is not allowed in the park but people still throw out their lines. Whatever they catch has to be returned.

King Jagiello

There are nearly 29 sculptures in Central Park. This one commemorates King Jagiello of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania.

Belvedere Castle

Belvedere Castle offers spectacular views of the park and surroundings from its observation deck. There’s no charge to enter but visitors can leave a donation in boxes on the main level.

Belvedere Castle
Great Lawn from Belvedere Castle

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12 comments on “Sunday in Central Park

  1. Central Park is always delivers the unexpected. Thanks for sharing those historic statutes and buildings that make it such a special place to visit.

  2. I spent a week in New York a couple of years ago and spent three days roaming around Central Park. I saw one of Pale Male’s (the 5th Ave. red-tail hawk) offsping catch and have a pigeon lunch. What fun. Thanks for sharing the photos. They brought back good memories.

  3. Oh, I would have loved to have seen that! It’s such a beautiful park. I’m still discovering it various parts of it.
    You’re welcome, Pat.

  4. You’re welcome, Klassikurlz. Yes, they’re scattered throughout the park.
    I’m going to try and photograph all of them this summer.

  5. What a treat to showcase Central Park. The place is huge and oh so beautiful! It’s wonderful to have so many trees and greenery in the heart of the city. Good stuff !

  6. I plan to return and write a few more posts. Hope I’ll be able to get tickets for Shakespeare in the Park and a few of the other free concerts.
    Thanks for visiting, Marge.

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