Cities, New York, Sightseeings

Parks in New York

Although New York is the bustling city with the highest skyscrapers in the world, there are also plenty of beautiful parks in New York where you can retreat. In these parks you can relax, walk or eat and drink. Read on quickly to read per park what our tips are.


Central Park
Central Park is the largest and most famous park in New York. For many New Yorkers, Central Park is their backyard where they can retire and enjoy a relatively quiet environment.
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Washington Square Park
Washington Square Park is located in New York in the Greenwich Village district. Fifth Avenue starts at the Washington Square Park. The name comes from George Washington, the first president of the United States. In 1827 it became officially a recreation park. There is a great triumphal arch in Washington Square Park to honor George Washington. This triumphal arch has been recreated from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

The Washington Square Park is a popular meeting point. The park is so popular because it is located in Greenwich Village. It is opposite the NYU, the vibrant city university of New York University. In addition, there are many shops, cafes, theaters and clubs around the park in every direction. It is therefore the place to go out, shop or relax! In the park there are often street artists who entertain passers-by. Under the triumphal arch music is made and there are many places to play games, so many people come to play in this park to play chess. Tourists, students, street artists and locals, everyone comes together here. It is clear to see why New York is called the melting pot.

Brooklyn Bridge Park
The best view of Manhattan is from the Brooklyn Bridge Park. The park is located on the water under the Brooklyn Bridge. Make the most beautiful photos of the city from here. You can sit on the steps of the park or relax in the grass, for the smaller children there is room to play on the playground.

If you are in New York in the summer, it is very nice to go to the Pop-Up Pool, you can cool off in the pool.

From May to August, a tour is given every Sunday at 11 am from Pier 1. You can attend this for free. You walk through a park and a guide tells you more about the Brooklyn Bridge Park and about the history of the beautiful piece of land on the water.
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High Line park
High Line park in New York is like no other park. This park is located on an old rail track that runs above the city. It is a relatively new park, which was opened in 2009.
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Madison Square Park
Madison Square Park is located in Midtown on Fifth Avenue. If you want to escape the bustling city for a while, you can relax in Madison Square Park. The park has nice fields where you can retreat, there are also playgrounds for children. During the summer holidays, many activities with music are organized in the park for children.

The Shake Shack is also located in Madison Square Park. Here you can eat the tastiest burgers and drink the best milkshakes. Would you like to contact the home front? At Madison Square Garden you can make use of the free Wi-Fi.

Do you like art? Then it is certainly nice to go to Madison Square Park. The park often has temporary exhibitions where various types of artwork are exhibited.

Battery Park
Battery Park has a rich history. In the past, before immigrants entered Ellis Island, immigrants arrived at Battery Park New York. From Battery Park you have a beautiful view over the water. You will see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The ferry also leaves here for Liberty Island.

In the park there is a nice atmosphere and it is crowded. In the summer, Battery Park hosts many festivals and concerts, such as the Swedish Mid-Summer Festival. The park has beautiful flower gardens. It is certainly worth to admire these, especially if you like flowers. A little further, in the Wagner Park, you will find Gigino, a chic restaurant with a beautiful terrace where people meet each other after work to have a drink. This restaurant is also one of the city’s most romantic restaurants, so if you want to impress your partner, this is a top choice!

Battery Park is often the starting point of walking tours through Manhattan. Look here for the range of walking tours through the city.

Bryant Park
During every season in New York there is something to do in Bryant Park. In winter there is a skating rink where you can skate. In the summer there is also a lot undertaken, so you can attend free movies in the summer in Bryant Park, yoga classes, dance classes and Tai Chi lessons.

Bryant Park is centrally located in the middle of Manhattan. It is close to Times Square, the theater district and the New York Public Library. Many people come here after work to drink drinks. Bryant Park is therefore the best place to drink and eat in the summer. The park is very popular among young business people who come to drink something after work. It is certainly worth a visit to Bryant Park, it is a small and cozy park.

Paley Park
The Paley Park in New York is a hidden gem in Midtown Manhattan. It is a small oasis in the middle of the busy city. There are trees and ivy grows along the walls. The highlight is the six-meter-high waterfall at the end of the park. The beauty of this waterfall is that the sound of the water obscures the city sounds.

The park has been named one of the best parks in the world. It is an extension of the environment in Midtown, but at the same time it seems as if you are far away from the crowds. In the small park there are also five decorated pieces of Berlin wall. The park is on 3 E 53rd Street between the business premises.

Riverside Park
Riverside Park is about 6.5 km long and lies along the Hudson River. The park runs from 72nd to 158th Street. It is a place where people can relax and socialize in a quiet environment, just away from the city. Riverside Park is one of the most beautiful boulevards in the world with a beautiful view of the Hudson River.

Also in the Riverside Park many events are organized in the summer, from raising money for charities to fitness events. There are also various sports fields and cafes in the park.

Prospect Park
Prospect Park is located in the middle of Brooklyn close to the Barclays Center (where the Brooklyn Nets play) and several museums in Brooklyn. The park is known for the water features that have been created in the park. Furthermore, most of Brooklyn’s natural afforestation is still in the park.

In the winter there can be skating and in the summer there are also many activities undertaken, even fishing can be done. If you go to New York with your family, it is very nice to go to this park, for young and old there are things to do. While your child (ren) is riding a pony under supervision, you can relax. It is also possible to take a round trip on a pedal boat with the whole family.


You might also find this interesting:– 
Empire State Building
Top of the Rock
– Ellis Islands (coming soon)
9/11 Memorial Museum
One World Observation
St. Patricks Cathedral
Central Park 
– and more sightseeings…. (coming soon)

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