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What are some New York City parks' names?

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Some New York City park names are Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. New York City also boasts the Hudson River Park and Riverside Park.

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Located in the center of Manhattan and initially opened in 1857, Central Park is filled with winding trails, rocks and streams. It contains 843 acres, with a 38-acre wilderness area known as the Ramble. It is also the most-visited urban park in the United States. Brooklyn Bridge Park takes up nearly 85 acres and sits on the Brooklyn waterfront. With unique attractions, such as a restored 1920s merry-go-round and beautiful Manhattan views, this park is also known as the city's No. 1 urban playground.

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is New York City's second-biggest park and is home to the Unisphere, the steel globe created for the 1964 World's Fair. Known for its rolling green fields, the park also houses a zoo, skate park, barbecue area and play fields. The Hudson River Park sits on the water and stretches from Battery Park to 59th Street. Walking, biking and skating can be enjoyed alongside the park's flowers, benches and piers. Extending from 72nd Street to 158th Street, Riverside Park contains 4 miles of waterfront park and has sports courts and a skate park.

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