The Central Park é um oasis inside Manhattan. 42 million people visit it every year.
Designed in the 1850s, ele mede 843 acres e tem independent systems de circulation para pedestrians, bikes and ‘crosstown’ cars. But cars are prohibited on weekends and after 7 pm.
Todos seus lakes, ponds and woods parecem natural mas foram created artificially. O park tem two rings de ice-skating, a Zoo, an area para a conservation of wildlife and a big amphitheater que abriga os summer festivals. People ride bikes, boats and carriages, too.
A poda e fertilization de suas trees, remoção de graffiti, maintenance dos playgrounds and monuments, das 36 bridges e dos 150 acres de lakes tem um yearly cost de 67 million dollars.