A walk in Central Park from 8th-5th Ave.

From time to time I get “out of the swamps” of Coastal Carolina, Florida and Georgia and explore the “big city” parks.  Central Park in New York City is laid out over 843 acres and takes more than one visit to see it all.  Located on the Upper West to Upper East side of Manhattan this park has been enjoyed by millions since opening in 1859.  This urban oasis surrounded by skyscrapers offers greenspace, walking trails, lakes, trees, monuments, food trucks, artists, musicians, landmarks, carriage rides, tunnels, bridges, and a zoo.  Designed by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux, on what once was a swamp where black bears roamed, winter or summer the scenery is a delight.

 I began my walk at the Columbus Circle entrance and followed close to the Bethesda Walk


Central Park was the first landscaped park in America.


People movers


Strawberry Fields


Artists, Musicians, Just for fun, Food Vendors


1/2 mile to 5th Ave


We made it, without the taxi and had lunch at Juniors in the Theater District 

Next stop  “Top of the Rock”


A view of the park from Rockefeller Center.  To see more photos of Manhattan and  surounding areas from the sky click here

Tourist Tip:

To keep a sense of direction on walks in Manhattan NYC , streets run east and west, Avenues run north and south

One of my favorite walks

Bee Happy🐝


Jo’sMonday Walk

4 thoughts

  1. I must have seen photos of this park in all seasons, Alice, but it never seems to disappoint. Many thanks for sharing it with me, and happy Labor Day to you 🙂 🙂

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