We rented a condo that is directly across the street from Central Park. We made this choice because I wanted to make the most of running in the park. So run I did. Here is a map of this mornings run.
Plus I found a few facts about the park that I thought were interesting that I thought I'd pass on.
How big is Central Park?
843 acres or 6% of Manhattan's total acreage, including:
150 acres in 7 waterbodies
250 acres of lawns
136 acres of woodlands
How far is it around the whole of Central Park?
6 miles (2.5 miles north to south from 110th Street to 59th Street and .5 miles east to west from Fifth Avenue to Central Park West).
How far is it around the Reservoir Running Track?
How far is it around the Great Lawn Oval?
How far is it around the Harlem Meer?
How far is it along the Park Drives?
Starting at Engineer's Gate at 90th St. and Fifth Avenue
Full Loop: 6.1 miles
Upper Loop, taking 102nd St. cutoff: 5.2 miles
Lower Loop, taking 72nd St. cutoff: 1.7 miles
Along the Bridle Path: 4.25 miles
Along all the pedestrian pathways: 58 miles
Here are a few pictures from my run.
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