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central park, new york

Central Park is an iconic 843-acre first major landscaped public park in the United States. It is the most visited (more than 42 million) and the most filmed location in the world. The visitors can enjoy scenic hills, meadows while taking a walk. There are ice-skating rinks, strawberry fields, ball fields, Belvedere castle, a zoo, a beautiful bow bridge, fountains, a wildlife sanctuary, Elm tree path (the mall), Cleopatra's needle, a large area of natural woods, and the Delacorte Theater; an amphitheater that hosts the "Shakespeare in the Park" summer festivals. Six miles path inside the park is used by joggers, cyclists, skateboarders, and inline skaters, especially when automobile traffic is prohibited, on weekends and in the evenings after 7:00 pm. Central Park is one of the best outdoor venues for huge concerts. Around 980,000 people attended the Garth Brooks concert in 1997 making it "the most attended concert" in its history. The Central Park Carousel, one of the largest merry-go-rounds in the US was installed in the park in 1951. The area where Central Park now stands was once covered and surrounded by glaciers about 12,000 years ago. If you want to experience both nature and arts, Central Park is the place to be.