Great landscape architecture can put a city on the map. This is especially true for a city like New York, which is not only known for its skyscrapers but also its parks and gardens. Nothing is more scenic than the sprawling greenery within the concrete jungle known as New York. Busy New Yorkers, after all, also need a place where they can enjoy a morning run and some relaxation.
If you’re planning on visiting the Big Apple to appreciate its famous landmarks, New York’s landscape and architecture, it’s a good idea to take note of the following park attractions the next time you’re in NYC.
The Hudson River is one of New York’s most recognizable landmarks. The park right beside it is built to make the most of the Hudson River’s views. Aside from a 180-degree view of the Hudson and of the city behind it, Hudson River Park also offers kayaking and river cruises for the entire family. Situated along the expanse of Lower Manhattan, Hudson River Park is huge and has its own soccer and tennis fields.
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Another park nearby a New York landmark is Brooklyn Bridge Park. As the name implies, it overlooks the Brooklyn Bridge. Many locals favor Brooklyn Bridge Park over the other parks in the city because of its beautiful sunsets and its extensive view of the New York City skyline. It is also nearby famous restaurants like Grimaldi’s, Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, and The River Café.
Whether it’s your first time in New York or your 11th, there’s always something new you haven’t seen in Central Park. From the Central Park Zoo to the Belvedere Castle – Central Park has numerous attractions, but it is the park’s natural landscape that sets it apart from other NYC parks. Despite being at the heart of the bustling city, Central Park is a nature-lover’s escape from the asphalt.
The art of landscape architecture is definitely refined in the numerous parks of New York City.