New York might be known as a “concrete jungle” and we totally get it, it is one of the most densely populated cities in the world with skyscrapers, sidewalks, and subways, but still the city is full of public parks—in fact, there’s nearly 1,700 parks and playgrounds in the five boroughs. We are talking about almost 30,000 acres of municipal parkland. The parks of NYC offer perfect picnic grounds, tons of spaces to run and play, green spaces to relax and get some sun and so many different activities to be part of. So if you plan a visit of New York City you must take some time to see (at least) some of these beautiful parks. It is not easy to pick your favorite among so many, but we tried to make a list of 10 of them which are the most popular and most visited throughout the year. Here is our pick of the best public parks to see while in NYC.
If you have seen the romantic comedy “You’ve got mail” then you have probably noticed this beautiful park as it was featured in the movie. It is a massive park that spreads four miles along Hudson River, from Battery Park to 59th Street. Riverside park offers something for every visitor, from a biking path, skate park, water trail, recreational courts, picturesque landscapes to plenty of greenery and plants. Definitely a must see while in NYC.