Central Park- one of the most iconic parks in the world, and definitely a must visit during any trip to New York City. Central Park is an 843-acre public park in Manhattan, New York City. This gorgeous park is home to several lakes, theaters, ice rinks, fountains, tennis courts, baseball fields, many playgrounds and other facilities. It is also home to the Central Park Zoo and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Especially during the weekends, when cars are not allowed into the park, Central Park is a charming oasis in this hectic city. But Central Park wasn’t always the beautiful park we see today. In fact- it began as nothing more then a big swamp! In order to convert the swampy area into the park the designers had so creatively imagined , several hundred thousand trees were planted, more than 3 million cubic yards of soil was moved, roads and bridges were constructed and a large reservoir was dug out. It took more than 15 years before the 20,000 workers had completed the park. Central Park immediately became a popular place for all New Yorkers, attracting millions of visitors each year. If you are planning a trip to the city, be sure to put Central Park right at the top of your places to see list!