Wild Tree Of Central Park Of Nyc
- Title: Wild Tree Of Central Park Of Nyc
- State/Province/Region: New York
- Country: United States
- Nearest Area: Brooklyn,Bronx
- Nearest Town: New Jersy
- Brief Directions: Manhattan buses and trains
- Notes: While planting and land form in much of the park appear natural, it is in fact almost entirely landscaped. The park contains several natural-looking lakes and ponds that have been created artificially, extensive walking tracks, bridle paths, two ice-skating rinks (one of which is a swimming pool in July and August), the Central Park Zoo, the Central Park Conservatory Garden, a wildlife sanctuary, a large area of natural woods, a 106-acre (43 ha) billion-gallon reservoir with an encircling running track, and an outdoor amphitheater, the Delacorte Theater, which hosts the "Shakespeare in the Park" summer festivals. Indoor attractions include Belvedere Castle with its nature center, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, and the historic Carousel. In addition there are seven major lawns, the "meadows", and many minor grassy areas; some of them are used for informal or team sports and some set aside as quiet areas; there are a number of enclosed playgrounds for children.
The six miles (10 km) of drives within the park are used by joggers, bicyclists, skateboarders, and inline skaters, especially when automobile traffic is prohibited, on weekends and in the evenings after 7:00 pm.
The real estate value of Central Park was estimated by the property appraisal firm, Miller Samuel, to be $528,783,552,000 in December 2005.[Wikipedia]
- Best Season: Autumn
- Description: Central Park is a public park at the center of Manhattan in New York City. The park initially opened in 1857, on 843 acres (341 ha) of city-owned land. In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux won a design competition to improve and expand the park with a plan they entitled the Greensward Plan. Construction began the same year, continued during the American Civil War, and was completed in 1873. Central Park is one of the world's largest urban public parks, but smaller than several other great parks, as for example Paris' Bois de Vincennes (995 ha; 2,458 acres) and Bois de Boulogne (846 ha; 2,090 acres), London's Richmond Park (955 ha; 2,360 acres), Madrid's Casa de Campo (1,723 ha; 4,256 acres), and Los Angeles' Griffith Park (1,740 ha; 4,310 acres).
Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962, the park is currently managed by the Central Park Conservancy under contract with the city government. The Conservancy is a non-profit organization that contributes 83.5% of Central Park's 37.5 million annual budget, and employs 80.7% of the park's maintenance staff.[Wikipedia]
- Gear: Canon,Power Shot SX20
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