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Location: 59th to 110th St. between Fifth Ave and Central Park West, New York One of the great pleasures New Yorkers and tourists enjoy is getting away from it all in Central Park. Stretching 51 bl...

Location: 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx The Bronx Zoo is considered the world‘s greatest zoo! As the flagship of the largest network of metropolitan zoos in the country, the Bronx Zoo is the heart of ...

Location: 830 Fifth Ave., New York Wildlife Conservation Society‘s jewel-like zoo in Manhattan has existed only since 1988 - yet its full history stretches back to the last century. The evolution o...

Location: 200th St. & Kazimiroff Blvd., Bronx The New York Botanical Garden is one of the world‘s great collections of plants, the region‘s leading educational center about gardening and horticultu...

Location: 450 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn The Prospect Park Zoo opened on October 5, 1993, becoming the fifth facility in Wildlife Conservation Society‘s unique network of wildlife parks in New York ...

Location: 1000 Washington Ave., Brooklyn The Brooklyn Botanical Garden is located next to Prospect Park near Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn. Founded in 1910, the fifty-two-acre garden includes a cher...

Location: 40th-42nd Sts. & 5th-6th Ave., New York Because of the park’s geographic location in midtown Manhattan–one block from Times Square–it is a destination for a wide range of people. During l...

Location: 1 Crossbay Blvd, Queens Just a short distance from Manhattan, the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, NY features over 9,000 acres of diverse wildlife habitat. Wildlife species of many...

Location: Inside the Park at 110th St. and Lenox Ave., New York Perched on the northern shore of the Harlem Meer, the Park‘s northernmost body of water, is Central Park‘s newest building, which ope...

Location: 53-51 111th St., Flushing The Queens Zoo, a tribute to American animals, opened to the public on June 25, 1992. It was the second of three city zoos to be renovated and operated by Wildli...

Location: Eastern Parkway to Parkside Ave., Brooklyn Prospect Park is a 526-acre urban oasis located in the heart of Brooklyn, New York City‘s most populous borough. The masterpiece of famed landsc...

Location: Battery Place, (at Broadway), New York Since its inception more than three decades ago, Battery Park City has steadily attracted attention from locals and New York City tourists alike. A ...

Location: Flushing Bay, (between Grand Central Parkway and Van Wyck Parkway), Queens This 1,255-acre park has historical, recreational and environmental significance. The former dumping ground labe...

Location: 614 Broadway, Staten Island The Staten Island Zoo is New York City’s biggest little zoo, an oasis of nature and wildlife in Staten Island’s suburban landscape. There is so much to see, do...

Location: 43-50 Main St., Flushing Experience the beauty of Queens Botanical Garden (QBG), the place where people, plants, and cultures meet. Set on 39 acres in the heart of New York City‘s largest...

Location: 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island Hours: *Staten Island Botanical Garden Grounds: Mon - Sun Dawn - Dusk *New York Chinese Scholar‘s Garden: Tue - Sun 10am - 5pm *Connie ...

Location: 1000 Richmond Terrace, Livingston, Staten Island One of New York City‘s most unexpected and extraordinary destinations is located on the north shore of Staten Island, just minutes from th...

Location: Mid-Park at 64th St., New York Hours: Daily April–November 10am - 6pm, weather permitting, Weekends November-April 10am - 4:30pm, weather permitting Admission: $1.25 Central Park‘s ...

Location: E. 67th St., New York For children of all ages, this playground is just north of the Children‘s Zoo. It is one of the most beautifully landscaped playgrounds with many rustic features, a ...

Location: On the Esplanade, between First Place and Third Place. One of Battery Park City’s most popular destinations, South Cove’s winding walkways, quays, bridge and island, distinctive seaside p...

Location: 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island Built by a Chinese landscape designer, this authentic Chinese-style garden is the only one of its kind in the US. The idea was developed about 2000 ye...

Location: Various inside the Park Central Park is a sports enthusiast‘s paradise. Offering everything from baseball to croquet, row boating to yoga, this is the place to enjoy the great outdoors, g...

Location: Mid-Park - 66th to 72nd St., New York The Mall and Bethesda Terrace are the main formal elements in Olmsted and Vaux‘s design for Central Park. They acknowledged the public‘s need for a p...

Location: Morningside Ave., New York The 30-acre, Olmsted-designed Morningside Park came into existence in 1883. It lies between the residential neighborhoods of Central Harlem and some of the city...

Location: Off Bruckner Expressway, Bronx At over 2,700 acres, Pelham Bay Park is the city‘s largest park. Like many of New York City‘s parks, the land on which it sits has a long and intricate hist...

Location: Just north of Historic Battery Park, off Battery Place. A wonderful mix of open lawns and intensively planted gardens, threaded through with paths and walkways, Wagner Park is a place to ...

Location: 240th St. and Broadway, Bronx Van Cortlandt Park, on 1,146 acres in the ridges and valleys of the northwest Bronx, is New York City‘s third-largest park. A major supplier of recreation sp...

Location: 675 W. 252nd St, Bronx The Gardens: The Horticulture program develops and maintains internationally acclaimed gardens and horticultural collections that encompass a wide range of hardy an...

Location: West Street between Albany and West Thames, New York Community gardens located in West Thames Park are available on a first come, first served basis. The park also contains a children’s p...

Location: Myrtle Ave., Queens Forest Park is the last undisturbed, densely forested area in New York City. No other park within the City limit enjoys the primitive status of Forest Park. These 536 ...

Location: 1001 Richmond Hill Road, Greenbelt, Staten Island There are 455 acres of wooded park land, an 18 hole golf course, driving range, clubhouse with pro shop, restaurant, ski and sleigh hills...

Location: 200 Nevada Ave., off Rockland Ave. High Rock Park offers short hiking trails (and access to the Greenbelt‘s longer trails), comfort stations, the Greenbelt‘s administration and education ...

Location: Prospect Park, Flatbush and Ocean Aves and Empire Blvd., Brooklyn Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park is one of the few surviving Dutch Colonial farmhouses in Brooklyn. Built for a p...

Location: Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn Marine Park spans over an area of 798 acres offering recreational facilities as well as an area for wildlife and plant protection. Among its many facilities we can...

Baseball, freshwater fishing, football, soccer, horseshoes, ice skating, kite-flying area, archery range, parking, picnic tables, softball field, and tennis can all be found here. The carousel is w...

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