Central Park is an urban park in New York City located between the Upper West and Upper East Sides of Manhattan. 

 Covering 843 acres (341 ha), it is the fifth largest park in the city.  It is the most visited urban park in the United States

 with an estimated 42 million visitors annually as of 2016, and is the most photographed site in the world.

After a large park was proposed in Manhattan in the 1840s, it was approved in 1853,

Central Park is crisscrossed by roads and walkways and served by public transport.

 Biologically diverse ecosystems contain hundreds of species of plants and animals. 

formal spaces such as Central Park Mall and Bethesda Terrace;  and the Delacorte Theater.

Major attractions include the Ramble and Lake, Hallett Nature Reserve, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reserve and Sheep Meadow

 entertainment attractions such as Wollman Rink, Central Park Carousel and the Central Park Zoo

formal spaces such as Central Park Mall and Bethesda Terrace;  and the Delacorte Theater