Central Park

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Central Park
Southwest corner of Central Park, looking east, NYC.jpg
Type Urban pairk
Location Manhattan in New York Ceety, Unitit States
Aurie 840.01 acres (339.94 ha) (3.399 km²)
Creatit 1857
Ained bi New York Ceety Depairtment o Pairks an Recreation
Operated by Central Park Conservancy
Veesitors about 37.5 million annually[1][2]
Status Open aw year
Airchitect: Frederick Law Olmsted, Calvert Vaux
NRHP Reference#: 66000538
Significant dates
Addit tae NRHP: October 15, 1966[3]
Designatit NHL: Mey 23, 1963

Central Park is an urban pairk in the eastren portion o the central-upper West Side o Manhattan in New York Ceety. The pairk initially opened in 1857, on 778 acres (315 ha) o ceety-ained laund (it is 840 acres the day). In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted an Calvert Vaux wan a design competeetion tae improve an expand the pairk wi a plan thay enteetlit the Greensward Plan. Construction began the same year, continued during the American Ceevil War, an wis completit in 1873. Central Park is the maist veesited urban pairk in the Unitit States.

Designatit a Naitional Historic Landmark in 1962, the pairk is currently managed bi the Central Pairk Conservancy unner contract wi the ceety govrenment. The Conservancy is a non-profit organization that contributes 83.5% o Central Park's $37.5 million annual budget, an employs 80.7% o the pairk's maintenance staff.[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "World's Most-Visited Tourist Attractions". Travel + Leisure by various contributors. October 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  2. "No. 2 Central Park, New York City". Travel + Leisure. October 2011. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  3. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  4. About the Central Park Conservancy, Central Park Conservancy. Retrieved 2010-07-15.