Central Park, located in NYC, is the most filmed location in America. In fact, it is the most filmed location in the world with 530 IMB (Internet Movie Database) appearances. This includes nearly 250 movies that have shot inside this NYC landmark. NYC’s Central Park is a world-famous public park, created in 1858 to address the recreational needs of the rapidly growing city. Its original purpose was to offer urban dwellers an experience of the countryside, a place to escape from the stresses of urban life and to commune with nature and fellow New Yorkers. Over 150 years later, the Park still provides this essential purpose, and welcomes all visitors, while accommodating newer forms of recreational activities.
With 42 million visits a year, Central Park is one of the most visited urban parks in the country and one of the most popular destinations in New York City. Central Park is New York City’s 843-acre backyard, an essential space that welcomes over 42 million visitors annually. The City of New York has entrusted the Central Park Conservancy with the complete day-to-day care of this iconic public space, which requires dedicated expertise that is honed during its 40-year history. Over 300 Conservancy employees tend to the Park’s complex maintenance, restoration, and architectural needs—from horticulture, tree and turf care, trash management, visitor services, and much more—resulting from massive use. The Conservancy works year-round, rain or shine, to maintain and restore every inch of the Park—but our efforts go well past its perimeter.
After the most recent and extreme period of deterioration, which started in the 1960s, the Central Park Conservancy was formed by a group of these citizens to rebuild and restore the Park in partnership with the City. So of the most famous movies filmed in Central Park include Serendipity 2001, Enchanted 2007, When Harry Met Sally 1989, Kramer vs. Kramer 1979, Breakfast at Tiffany’s 1961, Ghostbusters 1984, Elf 2003, Home Alone 2 1992, Big Daddy 1999 and Maid in Manhattan 2002.
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