Parks in New York City

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Parks in New York City

New York City is home to some of the best parks in the United States. Aside from Central Park, which is among our top ten must-see attractions in NYC, there are also Prospect Park, Bryant Park, Washington Square Park, and Madison Square Park. Many of the most popular parks in NYC have a history as rich as the city itself. Washington Square Park, for example, was once a cemetary, execution site, and parade ground before becoming a park in 1828.

Scroll below for a list of parks in New York State!

Parks in New York City

  1. Central Park
  2. Van Cortlandt Park
  3. Bronx Park
  4. Pelham Bay Park
  5. Flushing Meadows Park
  6. Forest Park
  7. Prospect Park
  8. Floyd Bennett Field
  9. Jamaica Bay

  10. A. Jacob Riis Park and Fort Tilden
    B. Fort Wadsworth
    C. Miller Field
    D. Great Kills Park

Central Park - The Most Visited Park in the U.S.

Central Park in New York

Central Park is the most visited park in New York (and in the United States!)

Given that New York City is the most populous city in the United States, it's no surprise that Central Park is the most visited park in the country. Spanning 843 acres, this iconic NY park - a National Historic Landmark since 1963 - first opened in 1857 on 770 acres of city-owned land. The park was expanded to its current size between 1858 and 1873. Among those activities offered at Central Park are swimming, skating, horseback riding, and boating.

Central Park is not merely a popular destination for NYC locals, it's a popular destination for tourists, as well. If you like movies, you might enjoy taking the Central Park Movie Sites Tour, which provides tourists with the opportunity to view the places in Central Park where their favorite movies were filmed (remember that spooky pigeon lady from Home Alone 2?). You might also capture the moment with a Central Park Photo Safari Tour. Get your picture taken by a professional photographer in one of the most beautiful places in the world!

Want to find more parks in New York City Manhattan? View our list of New York City parks below!

List of Parks in Manhattan

  • Abingdon Square Park
  • Battery Park
  • Bennett Park
  • Bowling Green
  • British Memorial Garden
  • Bryant Park
  • Carl Schurz Park
  • Central Park
  • City Hall Park
  • Collect Pond Park
  • Dante Park
  • DeWitt Clinton Park
  • Drumgoole Plaza
  • Duane Park
  • Duffy Square
  • East River Park
  • Foley Square
  • Fort Tryon Park
  • Fort Washington Park
  • Gramercy Park
  • Hamilton Fish Park
  • High Line
  • Highbridge Park
  • Horace Greeley Square
  • Hudson River Park
  • Inwood Hill Park
  • Jackson Square Park
  • John Jay Park
  • Juan Pablo Duarte Square
  • Liberty Plaza
  • Madison Square Park
  • Marcus Garvey Memorial Park
  • Morningside Park
  • Paley Park
  • Ralph Bunche Park
  • Randalls Island-Wards Island
  • Riverbank State Park
  • Riverside Park
  • Robert Moses Playground
  • Sakura Park
  • Sara Delano Roosevelt Park
  • Septuagesimo Uno
  • Sherman Square
  • St. Nicholas Park
  • Straus Park
  • Stuyvesant Square
  • Tompkins Square Park
  • Union Square
  • Verdi Square
  • Washington Market Park
  • Washington Square Park
  • Worldwide Plaza
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Tours in Central Park

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Central Park TV & Movie Sites


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Private Tour with Personal Photographer


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NYC Urban Oasis Walking Tour


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New York Summer Family Fun Pass


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Park Central New York
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Restaurants near Central Park

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Transportation in New York City

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List of Parks in Brooklyn NY

  • Bensonhurst Park
  • Cadman Plaza
  • Carroll Park
  • East River State Park
  • Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park
  • Fort Greene Park
  • Herbert Von King Park
  • J.J Byrne Park
  • Marine Park
  • McCarren Park
  • McGolrick Park
  • Mount Prospect Park
  • Prospect Park
  • Red Hook Park
  • Sunset Park
  • Tompkins Park

List of Parks in Queens NY

  • Alley Pond Park
  • Astoria Park
  • Baisley Pond Park
  • Brookville Park
  • Clearview Park
  • Cunningham Park
  • Doughboy Park
  • Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
  • Forest Park
  • Frank Golden Memorial Park
  • Jacob Riis Park
  • Juniper Valley Park
  • Kissena Park
  • Liberty Park
  • Little Bay Park
  • Major Mark Park
  • Maurice Park
  • Oakland Lake
  • Roy Wilkens Park
  • Rainey Park
  • Rufus King Park
  • Springfield Park

List of Parks in the Bronx

  • Bronx Park
  • Claremont Park
  • Roberto Clemente State Park
  • Crotona Park
  • Devoe Park
  • Henry Hudson Park
  • Julius Richman Park
  • Pelham Bay Park
  • Playground 52
  • Saint Mary's Park
  • University Woods
  • Van Cortlandt Park

List of Parks in Staten Island

  • Aesop Park
  • Amundsen Circle
  • Austen House Park
  • Bloomingdale Park
  • Blue Heron Park Preserve
  • Bradys Park
  • Buono Beach Park
  • Conference House Park
  • Clove Lakes Park
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk
  • Fresh Kills Park
  • Great Kills Park
  • High Rock Park Preserve
  • Lemon Creek Park
  • Long Pond Park
  • Midland Beach
  • Miller Field
  • Silver Lake Park
  • The Greenbelt
  • South Beach
  • Tappen Park
  • Willowbrook Park
  • Wolfe's Pond Park