NYC Parks Overview

Bryant Park - Outdoor Activity | Park | Square in NYC

Central Park gets all the headlines, but there are plenty of other New York parks worth visiting. Nonetheless, this famous park offers all within New York City’s boundaries a fantastic escape from the concrete jungle around them, with 840+ acres of lakes, meadows, running and biking trails, museums, shaded forests, and so much more.

Stretching all over this bustling metropolis, hundreds of other parks keep everyone’s outdoor activities calendar full. Notable NYC parks include Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx Park, Pelham Bay Park, Flushing Meadows Park, Forest Park, Floyd Bennett Field, Jamaica Bay, Jacob Riis Park, Fort Tilden, Fort Wadsworth, Miller Field, and Great Kills Park.

And of course there’s Prospect Park, which is Brooklyn’s own version of Central Park – designed by the same guys – and offers 585 acres of lakes, sports facilities, outdoor concerts, and so much more.

Sure, you could spend the day holed up in some big skyscraper or sucking fumes down in the subway, but why not venture out to one of these many parks? You can play some sports, chill with a hot dog, watch a concert, toss a Frisbee, and so much more at the parks in New York. Sometimes the best things in life really are free, aren’t they?

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