Central Park is an urban park in New York City, between Manhattan’s Upper West and Upper East Sides. It is the fifth-largest park that covers an area of (341 square miles). This is by far the highest frequented city park within the United States, with an estimated 42 million visits every year as of 2016, and is also the most-filmed site globally.
Following the proposal for a huge park in Manhattan in the 1840s, it was adopted in 1853, covering 778 acres (315 ha). In 1857 the landscaping architect Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux won a design contest for the park with the “Greensward Plan.” Construction started the following year. The existing structures, including the majority-Black settlement known as Seneca Village, were seized by eminent domain and destroyed. The park’s initial areas were open for public use in late 1858. Additional land on the northern side of Central Park was purchased in 1859 and was finally completed in 1876. After a decline during the beginning of the 20th century, New York City, NY parks commissioner Robert Moses started a program to improve the condition of Central Park in the 1930s. The Central Park Conservancy, created in 1980 to stop further degradation in the latter part of the 20th century, restored various park areas during the 80s.
Major attractions include landscapes like The Ramble and Lake, Hallett Nature Sanctuary and The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, and Sheep Meadow; amusement attractions like Wollman Rink, Central Park Carousel with Central Park Zoo; formal spaces like Bethesda Terrace, the Central Park Mall, and Bethesda Terrace and The Delacorte Theater. The diverse biological ecosystem includes hundreds of species of fauna and flora. Activities for recreation include carriage-horse rides, bicycle tours, biking, concert venues, sporting facilities, and other events like Shakespeare in the Park. Streets and walkways traverse Central Park and are accessible via public transport. A&E NYC Plumbing
The size of the park and its position in the cultural landscape can be a model for all urban parks. Its impact led to Central Park’s designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1963 and New York City’s scenic landmark in 1974. Central Park is owned by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation but has been administered under the supervision of Central Park Conservancy since 1998 under a contract signed with the municipal government through a public-private partnership. The Conservancy is a non-profit entity responsible for generating Central Park’s operating budget. It is in charge of all aspects of the care and maintenance of Central Park.
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It is spread over 90 acres (36 ha) near North Meadow. The name sometimes refers to other areas at the park’s northernmost end. These features and those in the North Woods area can be as large as 200 areas (81 acres). North Woods contains the 55-acre (22 ha) Ravine, a forest with deciduous trees on its northern slope, and the Loch, a tiny stream flowing across North Woods.
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