Strawberry Fields, John Lennon Memorial

W. Park Dr. and W. 72nd St., New York City

Strawberry Fields is a 2.5-acre (1.0 ha) landscaped section in New York City's Central Park, designed by the landscape architect Bruce Kelly, that is dedicated to the memory of former Beatle John Lennon. It is named after the Beatles' song "Strawberry Fields Forever" written by Lennon. The song is itself named for the former Strawberry Field children's home in Liverpool, England, located near Lennon's childhood home.
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  • Kevin Jeong

    - 30 August 2018 -

    Biking is the great way to see the park. My 17 year old son saw Central Park from the plane and announced he wanted to bike there. We easily found rental bikes (surprisingly cheaper near the park), got a map, and set off. We did most of the bike trail and it was about 1.5 hours. An ideal itinerary would be to get a packed lunch from some awesome deli and picnic. The highlights were very crowded, even on a weekday, but we found peace and quiet through most of the ride. One of the best things we did.

  • Caleb Abbott

    - 29 August 2018 -

    Definitely a well designed park. Despite the hustle and bustle of the surrounding city, Central Park provides a much needed escape. Even though you are surrounded by nearly nine million people Central Park is still relatively quiet. You can easily find spots that you can't see another human being or a skyscraper. I recommend visiting Central Park at least once.

  • Jason Surette

    - 23 August 2018 -

    Amazing place! If you are a tourist, I highly recommend renting a bike for touring. The rentals are cheap and you can see the whole park in a day with stops in some key areas. Should have paid $60 for two bikes for a day, but because we accepted a card from someone on the street and presented it upon arrival, our total cost for 2 bikes, helmets and a lock was $16 for 4 hours. Best spent $16 ever. Amazing spot in the heart of a fast paced city.

  • Tawsif Siddiqui

    - 22 August 2018 -

    This is my final stop. Just had an awesome day exploring Harlem (food and the city) and came to Central Park to chill. It's truly a great park. It's hard to imagine such a nice and Green Park right next to all the skyscraper. It's an awesome place to chill, relax from the busy city life. Definitely stop by the park towards the end of your trip. It's amazing even if you're just sitting on the grass or the rocks or watching a random softball game.

  • Siti Zubaidah Mohd Hashim

    - 14 August 2018 -

    A lovely park to be in New York City especially in the summer. Jog, run, cycle, or just a stroll is so much fun. There is always a crowd but the park is simply huge so every single minute is just enjoyable. Many walk their dogs too but seems that owners are responsible to pick up the poop as the park is relatively clear of dog poops. The police also make rounds so you feel really safe in the park.

  • Jason Haugh

    - 28 July 2018 -

    There is so much to do at Central Park, there is no way anyone could get bored. It was great to walk around and then take a horse to take us through the park. We heard amazing live music and had a paddle on the river. When I come back to this great city it will be one of the first things I do. Make sure to wear comfy shoes as you will do a lot of walking

  • Alison Reeg

    - 27 July 2018 -

    I normally don't spend much time in Central Park, but was exploring the Grand Bazaar one weekend and took a stroll through. It is such a beautiful place for all to enjoy. We walked along, Starbucks in hand of course, to the reservoir and enjoyed watching some ducklings and turtles relax on the rocks. Everyone was in good spirits, as it was a Sunday afternoon, and not too much of a hustle and bustle atmosphere. Will absolutely return again.

  • Harry Pereira

    - 26 July 2018 -

    Beautiful greens and woods with a small water body and a man created fountain in the middle of the water body. Serene place to go for a jog. For the less mobile a good walk and for the more adventurous cycling. Many walk their dogs in the park and some can be found with their snacks or lunch packets. Amidst all the concrete and glass towering on the border the trees and the chirping of birds make for some fresh breath of air.


    - 25 July 2018 -

    It was one of a kind experience in the centre of New York city. It is huge and people of all age can enjoy the park thoroughly. It was too big to cover by walking yet there were runners who are into fitness running all around. Not to be out done cyclists were riding with more zeal. If walking is a task, cycling rickshaws are available for a joyride as low as 3 dollars per minute!. Horse driven carts are also available. The park boasts of zoo as well. There are few pounds and one of the pond is named as duck pond. The castle was closed for renovations. Alice in Wonderland attracts lots of clicks from young and old alike. The park is dog friendly as long as it is leashed. It has a few play grounds. Weekend music is an added attraction.

  • don willey

    - 15 July 2018 -

    I had seen a documentary about the park and its designer called Fredrick Law Olmsted:Designing America on PBS a few weeks before my visit. It is archived on PBS and makes a good free watch before you go if time permits. It is part of the always masterful American Master's series, and the first part of the hour long feature is about the park. The bridges, fountains, boat ponds, and pathways are great. Each bridge seems to have its own musician. When we were there, there was an aids run.

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