Spring is finally here! Our favorite Spring activity is exploring all of the beautiful parks in the five boroughs. Here are our top five picks for you to explore this season.
1 – Central Park
When you think of NYC parks, Central Park is probably the first place that comes to mind. Central Park stretches from North 110th Street to Central Park South (59th Street), and from Central Park West (8th Avenue) to 5th Ave. Check out the Great Lawn (79th to 85th streets), the Central Park Zoo (East Side between 63rd and 66th Streets), and Strawberry Fields (Central Park West between 71st and 74th Streets). The park is also a favorite of our furry friends. Dogs can explore the park, LEASH-FREE, daily from 6 AM to 9 AM and 9 PM to 1 AM !
2 – The High Line
The High Line runs from Gansevoort Street to the northern edge of the West Side Yard on 34th Street. This unique park was built on an abandoned railway track. The pathway has amazing views from above the city and beautiful wildflowers and plants along the way. The newest section on the park opened to the public in September 2014.
3 – Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre park right on the Brooklyn waterfront. One of the most popular attractions is Jane’s Carousel, a merry-go-round that was restored from the 1920s. Jane’s Carousel is just as popular amongst children as it is for adults! Pier 2, the latest addition, is home to sporting leagues and roller skating. At Brooklyn Bridge Park, you can also enjoy a relaxing picnic overlooking the Manhattan skyline.
4 – Carl Schurz Park
Carl Schurz Park is a 15.2 acre park in Yorkville on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. This park is home to two children’s playgrounds, a basketball and deck hockey field, and two dog runs –one for small dogs and one for larger dogs. There are also beautiful lawns that are perfect for picnics and sunbathing overlooking the East River.
5 – Flushing Meadows–Corona Park
Flushing Meadows Corona Park is the largest park in Queens and home to the iconic Unisphere from the 1964 World’s Fair. This park features soccer, tennis, cricket, a zoo, an art museum, a botanical garden, a science museum, and a baseball stadium. If none of those interest you, explore one of the park’s six playgrounds or enjoy a walk along the Flushing Bay Promenade. The possibilities are endless!
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