Central Park

Central Park - A Closer Look

Landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux modelled Central Park on an idyllic and romantic English countryside.

“Passages of Scenery”Visitors strolled past several different themed areas, including formal paths, ponds, and even a meadow where pedigreed sheep grazed. Civilizing EffectIt was hoped that the park would have a civilizing effect on the masses,encouraging them to dress up for a stroll in the park.