Central Park is a popular place among athletes. The Park Drive is the longest street that encircles the park with a total length of about 10 kilometers and is used by runners, cyclists, and skaters. Normally weekend races are held in the park, many of which are organized by the New York Roads Runners. In addition, the renowned New York Marathon culminates here at this park every year. Many other activities are carried out in the park as well. For those who love to skate, Central Park is a good place to show off your skills with this sport. On weekends and holidays, amateurs and professionals meet at the dance circle to show off their skills. To get here, enter the park at 67th street and walk towards the center of the park along Sheep Meadow on Central Park West. You can also find the Central Park Skate Patrol volunteers who will help beginners develop better braking techniques. They are located at the West 72nd entrance on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4pm
Hours: Every day from 6:00 am to 1:00 am
Central Park is inhabited by squirrels, birds, fish, rabbits, turtles, frogs and other animals, about 300 species of animals have been seen in the park. The Central Park houses throughout the year about 42 species of birds. In the morning, in the Great Lawn, you can see silver herons, and about 80 000 fish live in The Harlem Meer.
The Central Park also has a zoo which is located in the south east of the Park, the nearest train station to reach the Zoo is Fifth Avenue and 59th Street of the N, R and Q trains. The entrance to the Zoo has A cost for more information visits the page: http://www.centralparkzoo.com
Pets of the Central Park visitor can access the park without any problem, but once inside there are different rules that the owners and their animals must follow.
Central Park cuenta con varios lagos, que van desde simples estanques de lagos tanto creado por el hombre y naturales. El lago principal es el Parque Embalse Central, que desde 1994 lleva el nombre de Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. El lago es de 86o a 96o Street. El depósito también es famosa por la pista de atletismo que lo rodea, y da la bienvenida a miles de atletas de todos los días. También hay otros tres lagos artificiales. Al sur de la Gran Césped, El lago se extiende por 7 hectáreas y está construido sobre un antiguo pantano. A parte extremo noreste del parque, a la altura de la calle 110, el Harlem Meer se encuentra. Harlem Meer significa Lago de Harlem en alemán, por lo bautizó en honor a una de las primeras comunidades establecidas en la región. Roble, ciprés y la haya árboles que rodean el lago. El Harlem Meer es único que sus visitantes se les permite a los peces, con la condición de devolver el pescado que han capturado; el otro gran lago del parque se encuentra en la sección sureste de Central Park. Este es el Estanque. La Charca, cuya forma recuerda la forma de una coma, permite a los visitantes a este lago para sintonizar los ruidos de la ciudad, y generar un ambiente de calma en el corazón de Nueva York.
Central Park is an urban park with a rectangular form in the heart of Manhattan, It has 4,000 by 800 meters of dimension approximately, it's bigger than the two smallest nations of the world; it's almost two times bigger than Monaco and almost eight times bigger than Vatican City. It is the most visited park in the United States, with 25 million visitors every year. It also has become one of the most famous urban parks in the world and it has been seen in numerous films and television programs. Central Park contains several artificial lakes, two ice skating rinks and many areas used for sports activities. The park is a popular oasis for migratory birds, which makes it a heaven for bird watching, and for New Yorkers who want to escape from the big buildings and immerse themselves in nature. Each summer, the public theater presents free open-air theater plays, concerts, opera, and many other outdoor activities, so the weekend is the best time to visit the park. The Central Park Conservatory offers free tours Tuesday to Sunday. For more information, visit: http://www.centralparknyc.org/visit/tours/ or call 212-360-2726. It is easy to get to this park since most subways have a stop on or around Central Park.
Strawberry Fields is located near Central Park West between 71st and 74th streets. It is a 2.5 acre area that was built to pay tribute to the singer, songwriter and peace activist John Lennon; and thousands of local artists meet here to pay tribute to the singer.
Winter Jam / Central Park
Location: Central Park - Bandshell area
Entrance via 72nd Street
Date: Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Hours: 11am to 3pm
Admission: Free of charge for all ages
It is an annual winter festival, to encourage New Yorkers to go out and enjoy the outdoors in the colder months, and tourists who want to enjoy the snow. In this festival participants (especially children) have the opportunity to use skis and snowboards in fresh snow within the city limits, during the event attendees learn to ride ski and use the snowboard. Even dogs have their own assigned area.
● In this area you will find: Snowfield, snowshoeing, open space for skiers and snowboarders, ice climbing.
● It is recommended to bring your own equipment, although some equipment will be supplied at no cost to the participants.
● All participants must sign an agreement before doing any of these activities.
● Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present with an ID.
● Waiting lines for activities are subject to close early.
● For more information, call (212) 360-8216.
● Information point for those who wish to visit ski resorts in the state of New York.
Schedule: Opened 365 days
From 10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Admission: Ticket is required
The Central Park Zoo is located within the park, entering 5th Avenue between 63 and 66 street, its a small zoo, it has 130 different species ranging from Snow Leopard to tropical birds, to polar bears, penguins and other species which are found in habitats carefully designed to recreate the natural environment of the animals at home. The Zoo is organized and easy to make the tour it lasts about an hour, is recommended for children, it is divided into two stages; in the second stage you can interact with certain small animals that you can feed. In winter you can see how they train and feed the penguins, sea lions, seals and red pandas.
The entrance to the zoo includes the 4D Theater, but it is optional, which has special effects, the chair moves, snow falls, etc. The movie lasts 13 minutes.
This is a very New Yorker Zoo attraction, its not for mass tourism, additionally provides interactive lessons with live animals, they are taught from Monday to Friday, weekends and in school holidays.
Visit the souvenir shop to buy unique wild items, including stuffed animals and children's books, toys, games and more. A gift basket is parked outdoors during the warmer months of the season.
Location: Times Square
Date: December 31st, 2019
Time: 9:00pm to 12:00am
New Year’s Eve in New York! The city offers many alternatives to farewell2016 and to welcome the new year with a lot of energy, for those who defy the cold, crowds and are fascinated with the lights, it’s ideal to visit Times Square. It has been the center of global attention on New Year’s eve, since the owners of Time Square started this celebration in 1904 on the roof to greet the New Year. The first celebration of the ball was made in 1907, and the tradition has been a universal symbol of welcoming the New Year.
In this link you can see the schedule: http://goo.gl/ja5kH
Among the free events taking place in New York on December 31st night, we can list:
Don't miss New Year's in New York city!
Schedule: From 6 am to 1 am
Cost: The entrance to the Park is free
You have to pay for the entrance to some places like the Zoo.
The Central Park Conservation Office offers different tours, some of them paying and others Free. The Central Park offers two free tours: Central Park's Welcome Tour, you will visit some of the major attractions of the Central Park, the Lake and the wonderful view from The Belvedere Castle. Keep in mind that the tour lasts 45 minutes and includes stairs, hills and rocky tracks. For meeting point information, call 212-794-6564. The second tour is Northern Welcome Tour, Walk from the Conservatory Garden, along Lake Harlem, to the North Woods. The tour lasts 45 minutes and the walk only includes few stairs. For meeting point information, call 212-794-6564.
Tours are done raining or not, they are only canceled in case of extreme weather conditions. Groups of more than seven people must book three weeks in advance. For information, reservations and schedules visit this link: http://www.centralparknyc.org/visit/tours/guided-tours/
In the following video you can see the best of Central Park, visit this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChweYMNAs0c
Belvedere Castle / Central Park
Date: November to March is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Schedule: From 10:00am to 5:00p.m.
The Belvedere Castle provides the highest and best views of the Park and the adjacent cityscape. The castle's name is fitting, because it translates to "beautiful view" in Italian. It is located on Lake Great Lawn and Turtle Pond, an oval lawn, This the highest point in Central Park; with two balconies tha provides wonderful views over some of the most famous places in the park,
visitors can see inside the castle a vast collection of natural history objects, This caslte is a perfect place for birdwatchers, you can also visit under the castle Pond turtle, Turtle pond with ducks, fish and turtles
The Castle also hosts the official weather station of the Park, it has telescopes and microscopes. offers family activities and community programs such as bird watching, stargazing, astronomy lectures, story tale hours about princess castle and the Belvedere’s ghost during Halloween.
Next time you heard the temperature in Central Park you will now that this information come from the Castle.
Entrance to the Castle is FREE, however you are welcome to make a small donation.
It’s a perfect place to take pictures, this is a sample or what you can get from this view.
Schedule: Thursday 7am
Distance: 4 miles (6.4km)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Meeting point: USS Maine Memorial in Columbus Circle
Seeing the Parque Central (Central Park), it is hard to imagine that everything was put there by designers, this walking tour you can admire the majesty of the interior of the park like never before. Discover the most ambitious landscape architecture ever conducted in the United States surrounded by the most recognized city in the world.
If you are a casual runner or has extensive experience in marathons, Central Park is a haven for runners. If you feel the need to stretch your legs during his trip to New York, this is one of the best options. Start and end the tour at the monument to the USS Maine in Columbus Circle with a distance of four miles where you will have the opportunity to know the park with stops in its most emblematic sites.
Tickets: Click here can check prices and availability. both print and electronic bond bonds are accepted. If you travel with a mobile device, simply show your photo identification and present your electronic voucher on your smartphone or digital tablet.