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When you think of New York, parks might not be the first thing that comes to mind. But contrary to popular belief, New York is more than just skyscrapers. These parks will leave you even more in love with NYC. 

The Highline

This is the perfect NYC park – a combination of urban and natural landscapes. The Highline is built around an old rail line and is perfect for an afternoon walk.

Little Island Park

This park built on a pier is a new addition to the NYC parks family, but an instant favorite. Don’t miss the amphitheater that opens up to the perfect view of the sunset over the river. 

Central Park

No list of New York parks would be complete without mentioning Central Park. This iconic location lives up to its hype and is great for picnics, walks, runs, and bike rides. 

Prospect Park

Often overshadowed by Manhattan’s Central Park, Prospect Park is Brooklyn’s version of an urban oasis. Here you’ll see far fewer tourists and more locals out to enjoy some time in nature. 

Brooklyn Bridge Park

This park has many great sports arenas like soccer fields and basketball courts. Plus, you’ll love the iconic view of the Manhattan skyline from here.