Central Park is a city park in Manhattan, New York City, located between the Upper West Side and the Upper East Side. Central Park is the most visited city park in the United States, with an estimated 37.5–38 million visitors annually, and one of the most filmed locations in the world. Central Park in New York City’s fifth-largest park by area, with an area of 843 acres (3.41 km2).
The Central Park was first approved in 1853 as a 778-acre (3.15 km 2) park. In 1857, landscape architect Frederick La Olmsted and architect/landscape designer Colourt Vox won a design competition for the park’s construction with the project, titled “Greensworth Plan.” Construction began that same year, and the first areas of the park were opened to the public in late 1858. Additional land at the northern tip of Central Park was purchased in 1859, and the park was completed in 1876. In the early 20th century, after a shortage of early times, New York City Parks Commissioner Robert Moses launched a program to clean up Central Park. Another decline in the late 20th century encouraged the establishment of the Central Park Conservancy in 1980, which renewed many parts of the park during the 1980s and 1990s.
The park’s main attractions include landscapes such as Rumble and Lake, Hallet Nature Sankurry, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, and a sheep field. Recreation venues such as Woolman Rink, Central Park Carousel, and Central Park Zoo. Formal venues such as the Central Park Mall and Bethesda Terrace; and the Delacourt Theater, which hosts Shakespeare in summer programs. The park also has sports facilities, including the North Meadow Recreation Center, basketball court, baseball field, and soccer fields.
Central Park was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1963 and in 1974 as a beautiful view of New York City. The park is owned by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (NYC Parks) but has since been managed by the Central Park Conservancy. 1998, in a public-private partnership under contract with the municipal government. Conservancy, a non-profit organization, contributes 75 percent of Central Park’s $ 65 million annual budget and is responsible for all of the park’s basic care.