NYC's Must-Visit Parks & Urban Green Spaces
By An Trieu
April 10, 2022
CENTRAL PARK's THE POND
The Pond is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of NYC. You'll have a great time bird watching, rowing, sun set viewing, or just simply taking in the views.
CENTRAL PARK'S CONSERVATORY GARDEN
A formal garden located in the northeastern corner of Central Park in Upper Manhattan. There are benches to sit and paved pathways that are wheel-chair accessible.
THE HIGH LINE
It's an elevated linear public park, created on a former NYC's Railroad located in the Meatpacking District. You'll have a lovely time being surrounded by many plants and architecture.
BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN
The 52-acre botanical garden is adjacent to Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, NYC. Don't miss the Japanese Garden and the Cherry Esplanade.
GRAND ARMY PLAZA
Located just north of Prospect Park in Brooklyn, there's the iconic Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch.
BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
It spans over 1.3 miles of Brooklyn's waterfront and offers a breathtaking view of Lower Manhattan. Don't miss the historic Jane’s Carousel and DUMBO while you're here.
SQUIBB'S PARK AND BRIDGE
It's a great access point to get to Brooklyn Bridge Park or end your day here! The bridge is my favorite spot to grab a photo with unobstructed view of Lower Manhattan.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT FOUR FREEDOM STATE PARK
It's a State Park and presidential memorial located on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island. Highly recommend taking the tramway from Manhattan!
UNTERMEYER PARK AND GARDENS
Located in Yonkers, NYC, so best is to get there by car. It's a historic 43-acre city public park with Grecian-style amphitheater and views of the Hudson River.
It's a museum and sculpture garden in the Long Island City, Queens, designed and created by the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Check out the gift shop while you're there.