Central Park is an urban public park located in the borough of Manhattan, in the city of New York, USA, designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux after they won a competition in 1957. The dimensions of the rectangular park are approximately 4,000 x 800 meters.

With around 25 million visitors a year, Central Park is the most visited park in the United States and its numerous appearances in movies has made it one of the most famous urban parks in the world.

The park holds a total of 250,000 trees and around 300 species of animals. In summer the park holds different theatre performances, numerous open-air concerts, seminars, movie screenings, dances and children’s activities.

It must be highlighted that Central Park has been the backdrop for numerous movies and art exhibitions, such as that of Christo and Jeanne-Claude in 2005, titled The Gates, an ephemeral installation composed of 7,503 gates with free hanging saffron-coloured fabric panels seeming like a golden river appearing and disappearing through the bare branches of the trees.

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