Morningside Park may be one of the most overlooked parks in Manhattan because it sits next to one of the greatest parks in the world Central Park. Unlike Central Park which occupies a large mostly flat part of Manhattan, Morninside Park is partly on a hill which can give you some great views of the city of Manhattan.
Morningside Park was built by those same landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux that built Central Park and it is located a couple of blocks from the north western corner of Central Park and divides lower West Harlem from the Morningside Heights neighborhood that encompasses Columbia University.
Morningside Park is a wonderful place with a shaded dog run, a children’s recreation center, several basketball courts, a small pond filled with turtles (seen in the warmer months), a track for running, small trails for walking and wonderful views of the city from the top of the hill above the park. A must visit for those who are interested in beautiful hilltop views of Harlem and a pleasant peaceful walk in a shaded, green park setting.
For more information click here: The Friends of Morningside Park