As the most of you know, Central Park is one of the most famous places in New York. According to the experts, the purchase of the whole land was 7.4 Million dollars. For comparison only, in 1867, Russia bought Alaska for only 7.2 Million dollars. However, if you consider the fact that Alaska is much larger than the Central Park, this fact is more than amazing.
The most famous relaxing place in New York was opened in 1857 and has 341 hectares. Furthermore, very interesting is the fact that approximately 40 million people are visiting this place annually. In the continuation of this article you can find more unbelievable facts about this amazing place.
Unknown facts about Central Park
1. The idea for this park came from a newsletter editor
Yeah, we did not thought like that either. But,it is true. Although there are a lot of stories for that who’s idea is this park, the most probably it was this newsletter editor at New York Evening Post. Moreover, he has suggested that this park will have many benefits for all people that will come here.
2. The contest for the arrangement of the park was very specific
The contest for the arrangement of the Central Park was not like other park contest. It was specifically set forth what the park needs to have. Place for parades, fountain, exhibitions pavilion and many other interesting stuff.
3. It was forbidden for kids to play on the grass
So, when Central Park was built, it was planned for people to enjoy and take a walk through the beautiful alleys. Furthermore, it was not meant for children to run on the grass. However, as the time passed, the situation today is not much similar to the one before. Namley, today a lot of children are running and playing in the grass with their parents and dogs. As the matter of fact, we agree that today’s situation is much better than the one before.