This Somethings to Know is all about keeping cool. We’ve put together a list of ideas for water themed fun in Central Park, along with an easy-to-use map of the Park from the Red Maps New York City.
Be the captain of your own private sailing ship. Rent a model boat to sail on the adjacent Conservatory Water, and if you have kids along walk them over to see the nearby Alice in Wonderland sculpture.
If you’re lucky enough to get tickets to the Delacorte’s Shakespeare in the Park series, before the show, head over to nearby Turtle Pond and Belvedere Castle to see the resident turtles sunning themselves on the rocks.
Like to run? Surrounding this body of water is one of the most famous jogging paths in the city, you may have seen it in “Sex and the City” as well as “Hannah and Her Sisters”. President Bill Clinton, Madonna and Jackie Kennedy Onassis (for whom the reservoir was named) , are among the famous runners who have taken to this track.
Partial Central Park map image is an excerpt from the Red Map NYC. All photo images are from the Central Park Conservancy.