All About Parks

Posted on | January 29, 2014 | 36 Comments

I’m a self proclaimed Park Person. And in any city, parks play a really important role. And in New York City we really value our parks and greenspaces. And perhaps I’m biased but I would argue we’ve got some of the best ones in the world. I recently watched a fascinating show on the history and design of five of New York City’s most well known parks called Treasures of New York: City Parks. It was really interesting and if you love parks as much as I do (nerd alert), I highly recommend it.

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Screen Shot 2014-01-26 at 6.37.49 PMProspect Park {image source}

I always assumed it didn’t get any better than Central Park. But now that I reside in Brooklyn I’ve got to admit that Prospect Park is truly something. It’s a tough call, y’all.

Whether it’s Central versus Prospect or another one altogether, tell me: what is your favorite park ever?


36 Responses to “All About Parks”

  1. Abby
    January 29th, 2014 @ 7:04 pm

    Central Park is my favorite. It just feels like “New York.”

  2. Amy@OldSweetSong
    January 29th, 2014 @ 9:08 pm

    @Abby – It’s tough to argue with that. It’s quintessential NYC.

  3. Mergie
    January 31st, 2014 @ 11:05 pm

    Excited to go to prospect park in March. Hope the weather will be nice. I’ve always been partial to Washington Square and Grammercy (as well as Central Park, duh).

    Also love – Merrion Square and Pheonix Park in Dublin, Places de Vosges in Paris, Botanic Gardens in Belfast, St. James Park in London.

  4. Amy@OldSweetSong
    February 3rd, 2014 @ 4:22 pm

    @Mergie – You are cosmopolitan! What? No mention of Piedmont? Also, Prospect Park is DYING to meet you.

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