Central Park is one of those places that make New York such a great place to live. The vast park, 341 hectares large (843 acres), is located in the center of Manhattan. Its design has served as an example for city parks around the world.
The park boasts several lakes, theaters, ice rinks, fountains, tennis courts, baseball fields, many playgrounds and other facilities. It is also home to the Central Park Zoo and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Especially during the weekends, when cars are not allowed into the park, Central Park is a welcome oasis in this hectic city.