One of New York's life breathing lungs is without doubt Central Park. This famous park documented in poetry, literature and film has witnessed the ever changing New York City landscape and skyline and remained a milestone in the city's development. Founded by two urban visionaries, Central Park has seen peaks and declines to be found once again in 70's and restored to its glorious beauty. Thought up and designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the park soughts a perfect balance with the scenic elements.
It was designed to fit three aspects: the formal, the picturesque and the pastoral, to correspond to the people's needs. The pastoral aspect can be seen in the lawn of the Sheep meadow; the picturesque look is visible in the wooden paths of Ramble, and the formal aspect is reflected in the tree-lined Mall. After a period of dramatic decline, in 1980 The Central Park Conservancy was founded, and those who loved this park could take part in arranging and protecting it restoring its former glory.
Central Park is perfect for picnics, sunbathing, walks, sport activities such as jogging; for romantic evenings and gazing at its beautiful skyscraper borders. Spring, fall and summer are idyllic here. With cultural events like Shakespeare in the Park or the New York Philarmonic open-air festival, Central Park becomes home to fine arts and entertainment.