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Central Park is one of those places that make New York such a great place to live. The huge park, 341 hectare large (843 acres) is located in the center of Manhattan. Its design has served as an example for city parks around the world. Central Park is the most visited urban park in the United States. It was designated a USA National Historic Landmark in 1962. Central Park is one of the most famous sightseeing spots in New York.

The park boasts several lakes, theaters, ice rinks, fountains, tennis courts, baseball fields, many playgrounds and other facilities. It is also home to the Central Park Zoo and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

The park, which receives approximately thirty-five million visitors annually, is the most visited urban park in the United States. It was opened on 778 acres  of city-owned land and was expanded to 843 acres (3.41 km2; 1.317 sq mi). It is 2.5 miles (4 km) long between 59th Street (Central Park South) and 110th Street (Central Park North), and is 0.5 miles (0.8 km) wide between Fifth Avenue and Central Park West.

Places you should check out in the Central Park
1. The Sheep's Meadow and the Great Lawn
2. The Central Park Zoo
3. The Lakes and Reservoir 
4. Turtle Pond
5. Shakespeares Garden
6. Strawberry Fields and John Lennon's Imagine 
7. Central Park Conservatory Garden
8. Bethesda Terrace
9. Cleopatra's Needle
10. The Carrousel 
11. The Boat House
12. The Belvedere Castle
13. The Willmans Ring

The ING New York City Marathon is one of the world’s most iconic races. During the 26.2-mile journey through the five boroughs of New York City,  Nearly 48,000 runners will experience the sights and sounds of the city, cheered on by more than two million spectators, entertained by hundreds of bands, and be inspired every step of the way. On November 3 as the entire city transforms into the world’s biggest stadium.

Snaps of ING New York City Marathon in Central Park

Central Park is open daily from 6:00 am until 1:00 am.
Entry is FREE  for everyone since 1858.

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