GreenAcre Park is located on 51st street between 2nd and 3rd, and is an urban oasis.
The park is tucked between two buildings, which condenses the humidity from the waterfall, so it feels like a Rainforest when you walk inside. There is a full service cafe, complete with tables and benches, where visitors can sit and enjoy the sounds of the waterfall. When you are inside the park, you forget you are in Manhattan: no horns, no sirens, no yelling, just water.
What I enjoyed most about GreenAcre Park is that it feels secret, and if you take the time to go there and find it, it can be a place of your own.
A little background on the park:
- GreenAcre park opened in 1971 as a ‘vest pocket park’
- The park is privately funded by Abby Rockefeller Mauze’ Greenacre Foundation
- Designed by Sasaki Dawson, the park is roughly 60 feet wide by 120-feet deep
- The park was designed to provide New Yorker’s with an intimate park experience
A list favorite.
217 E 51st Street (b/w 2nd and 3rd) NY NY 10022