The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation strives to
help all New Yorkers and visitors discover how New York City’s 29,000 acres of parks can enrich their lives, promote
physical and emotional well-being, and provide venues for fitness and peaceful respite. The Parks Department’s goal
is to go beyond mere compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide access, as well as increased opportunities
for recreation and participation. Central Park is one of the most frequently visited parks, with over 25 million guests
per year. Set in the middle of bustling Manhattan, its grounds serve as a safe haven, not only for athletes, daydreamers,
musicians, and strollers, but also for teems of migratory birds each year. To learn more about New York City’s
parks visit http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_about/accessibility.