Sheep Meadow, Central Park

Sheep Meadow is a 15-acre preserve located in the lower west section of Central Park between 66th and 69th street. It is open seasonally during the warmer months of the year. Sheep Meadow can attract 30,000 visitors on a nice summers day. From 1864 to 1934 sheep grazed on the field to give the park a romantic english quality. The sheep were moved to nearby Prostect Park in Brooklyn, and then during the great depression into the mountains as it was feared starving men might make the sheep their dinner!

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