Is Central Park Safe?
Central Park is safer during the day. In the evening, the risk factors will go up, as they will in any park. This gorgeous park is an oasis in the middle of one of the world’s most impressive and bustling cities. As such, it attracts people from all over the world.
The park covers 3.41 kilometers. It’s a big park with lots of attractions and areas, from the Reservoir that Jackie Kennedy Onassis used to jog past regularly to the winding woodland pathways of the Ramble. The Ramble has been the scene of some violent crime in the past. Of course, there have also been problems with crime in other parts of the park (and outside the park, on Big Apple city streets).
How to Stay Safe
We know that there is crime in NYC. However, according to statistics, crime rates in New York have dropped dramatically. At this point in time, it’s actually the safest big city in the nation. When it comes to staying safe in beautiful Central Park, which was modeled after some of the world’s premier green spaces, including Paris’ Bois de Boulogne.
You can boost the odds of being safe by choosing an activity, such as a pedicab tour in Central Park, which allows you to tour the park with a pedicab driver. He will operate the pedicab by cycling. Traveling in a pedicab will give you an extra layer of security, as you won’t be alone. Even if you’re with a friend of family members (three people fit in the back of a pedicab), you’ll find that touring the park with a pedicab driver who is familiar with the park (when you are not) gives you a greater sense of security. As well, pedicab tours of Central Park run during the day, so you’ll be able to visit the park when it’s safest.