Central Park. New York. May 2012.

A Sunday at Central Park

  New York - May 2012

Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic translation made from a post originally written in French. My apologies for any strange sentences and funny mistakes that may have been generated during the process. If you are reading French, click on the French flag below to access the original and correct text: 


Ah, New York! Spend Sunday afternoon in Central Park, what do you think? I take you on a ride, in pictures.

Central Park: 4km long, 800m wide

Map of Central ParkIn one afternoon, with good walking shoes, well motivated, you can walk all over Central Park: it's a huge rectangle of greenery stretching 4km long and 800m wide, in the heart of New York - or more exactly of Manhattan.

Recommended breaks from the travelling ice cream and hot dog vendors, just to replenish your energy on the way!

But to enjoy it, it is better to come back several times, and take the time to explore one by one the different parts of the park ...

It's really gigantic, Central Park!!!

I won't enumerate you the curiosities of the places, which are in all the travel guides... Below, in complement, some useful links on Central Park :

FR → Central Park on Wikipedia
EN → Centralparknyc.org official website
EN → Centralpark.com Guide
EN → Free maps to download
EN → Google Map with tourist information
EN → Facebook page Central Park Conservancy

So I give you below some pictures of my "little" walk in Central Park, which goes back to Sunday, May 13, 2012. A beautiful spring afternoon, soft and sunny, which I already have nostalgia for...

Everywhere, people who run or pedal, or who roam quietly, like me. We come here to relax, play sports, have a picnic with family or friends. It reigns in this rectangle of green amid the skyscrapers of Manhattan an atmosphere both urban and peaceful, really very pleasant.

Central Park. New York. May 2012.

The north end of the park, near Harlem:

Central Park. New York. May 2012.

The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Tankwith, on the horizon, the Upper West Side:

Central Park. New York. May 2012.

Central Park. New York. May 2012.

The immense Reservoir almost looks like Swiss Lake Geneva, with its water jet!

Central Park. New York. May 2012.

On the path around the Reservoir, it is forbidden to go in the wrong direction: joggers and pedestrians must turn counter-clockwise.

Central Park. New York. May 2012.

Central Park. New York. May 2012.

Further south, the lake, where you can rent canoes ...

Central Park. New York. May 2012.

The southwest end of the park, not far from Columbus Circle:

Central Park. New York. May 2012.

The place below is called Strawberry Fields, in tribute to John Lennon. Especially funny for everything that happens around ...

Central Park. New York. May 2012.

Small addition: also check out the atmosphere of the park in winter, under the snow, with Marie's blog post Further :
In winter, those little things of Central Park

  New York - May 2012

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  1. Central park does not change. The place looks immutable. To see again in other seasons.
    During one of my trips to NYC, I was lucky enough to see it all covered with snow. Nice show and different atmosphere! In addition, in winter, there are ice rinks ...
    Reste qu’on y retrouve toujours les gens en train de courir dans le même sens et les promeneurs professionnels de toutous. 😉

    1. @Marie: ah oui, j’oubliais les promeneurs de chiens, encombrés de laisses multiples avec le nom du toutou !!! 😆 Vraiment très drôle.

      Moreover, there are also a lot of children's walkers, even wonder-women mothers who jog by pushing theirs in a high-tech stroller. Impressive…

  2. One of my best memories at Central Park: a Shake Schack burger from the Columbus Avenue restaurant ... Perfect for a breath of fresh air for a picnic!

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