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Central Park
TeepUrban pairk
LocationManhattan in New York Ceety, Unitit States
Coordinates40°46′56″N 73°57′55″W / 40.78222°N 73.96528°W / 40.78222; -73.96528Coordinates: 40°46′56″N 73°57′55″W / 40.78222°N 73.96528°W / 40.78222; -73.96528
Aurie843 acre (3.41 km2)[1]
Awned biNew York Ceety Depairtment o Pairks an Recreation
Operatit biCentral Park Conservancy
Veesitorsabout 37.5 million annually[2][3]
StatusOpen aw year
AirchitectFrederick Law Olmsted, Calvert Vaux
NRHP Reference #66000538
Significant dates
Addit tae NRHPOctober 15, 1966[4]
Designatit NHLMey 23, 1963

Central Park is an urban pairk atween the Upper West Side an the Upper East Side o Manhattan in New York Ceety. The pairk initially opened in 1857, on 778 acre (315 ha) o ceety-ained laund (it is 843 acre (341 ha) 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 75% o Central Park's $79 million annual budget,[5] an in 2015 employed 80.7% o the pairk's maintenance staff.[6]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "About Us". Central Park Conservancy. 2014. Archived frae the original on 26 Mairch 2014. Retrieved 25 Mairch 2014.
  2. "World's Most-Visited Tourist Attractions". Travel + Leisure by various contributors. October 2011. Retrieved 13 Januar 2012.
  3. "No. 2 Central Park, New York City". Travel + Leisure. October 2011. Retrieved 13 Januar 2012.
  4. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 23 Januar 2007.
  5. https://www.guidestar.org/profile/13-3022855
  6. About the Central Park Conservancy, Central Park Conservancy. Retrieved 2010-07-15.