Parks

Union Square

Park Ave at Broadway, New York, NY 10003
212-460-1200
This grassy enclosure is surrounded by some of Manhattan's best restaurants and boutiques. The park, designed in the first half of the 19th century, is home to the popular Greenmarket, where you can buy flowers, plants, and produce of all types.
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Washington Square Park

Fifth Ave at W 4th St, New York, NY 10013-1737
Washington Square is the former stomping grounds of such writers as Henry James, Mark Twain and Eugene O'Neil.
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Rockaway Beach

Beach 9th to 149th Sts, Queens, NY
212-639-9675
The 170 acres of sand is perfect for sunbathers and fisher-folk while the conservation areas reveal the wilder, natural side of the urban jungle.
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Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park

between Battery Pl and the Hudson River, New York, NY 10280
212-267-9700
Operated by the Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Park is part of the series of parks that stretches from Historic Battery Park to the World Financial Center.
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Prospect Park

95 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215
718-965-8951
Brooklyn's version of Central Park, Prospect Park provides a pleasant retreat for those seeking refuge from city life.
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Hudson River Park

W 44th St to W 59th St, New York, NY
212-255-5051
Manhattan kids love to play in this park. Bronze, life-sized (kid-sized actually) statues of animals and people populate the landscape.
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Gramercy Park

Irving Pl at 19th St, New York, NY 10003
(646) 524-8066
A cast-iron fence completely surrounds the tranquil grounds of Gramercy Park, one of the only private parks still remaining on Manhattan Island.
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Central Park

New York, NY 10022
212-360-3456
This famed 843-acre rectangular park offers a variety of beautiful recreational opportunities amid the bustle of Gotham.
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Bryant Park

6th Ave, between W 40th and 42nd Sts, New York, NY 10036
212-768-4242
This is the largest illuminated park in the world and the site of the first World's Fair (1853-54).
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Brooklyn Heights Esplanade

Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Brooklyn, NY 11201-1324
At the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, you'll find this small park and promenade that overlooks Lower Manhattan.
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Battery Park

Broadway at Battery Pl, New York, NY 10004
212-360-3456
Named for the battery of cannons that once guarded New York, Battery Park dominates the southern tip of Manhattan.
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Fort Tryon Park

Fort Washington Ave, at Margaret Corbin Cir, New York, NY 10040
The 60-plus acre park surrounding historic Fort Tryon, one of the last strongholds to resist the British invasion of New York in 1776, offers spectacular views of the Hudson River and the George Washington Bridge.
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