Signs of Spring in Central Park 2022

Hi friends, welcome back! Iโ€™ve got another seasonal tour of Central Park for you today. Admittedly It was still a little early in the spring season when I meandered through the park, but I had to take advantage of a warmer, sunny day before days of rain. I saw so many beautiful signs of spring and flowering trees on my walk. Unfortunately, NYC had some unseasonably cold days and not all the flowers fared well but I found the ones that persevered. No matter the season, Central Park is always a peaceful place to wander through.

I started my walk at the southwest entrance on 59th street and saw lots of people taking in the beautiful day. Schools were having gym class outside and I could hear their giggling mixed with the birds chirping, the happy soundtrack of spring and summer.

The color of the magnolia trees and cherry blossoms are easy to spot through the rest of the bare trees lining Central Park. I used the blooms to guide my walk north, planning to ultimately finish near the reservoir.

I canโ€™t wait until Sheeps Meadow is filled with picnickers.

Seeing all the flowering trees and blue skies fills me with hope after this long winter.

I made my way to The Lake and Bow Bridge, and quite a few row boats were paddling by. Maybe I should add this to my NYC Summer Bucket List ๐Ÿ˜‰

I even saw the โ€œmeโ€ from My Perfect Day in NYC walking her Golden Retriever through Central Park.

I always love taking pictures at this spot throughout the seasons and seeing the reflection on the water.

I stopped by Shakespeare Garden, but itโ€™s still waiting to bloom. Jon and I walked through here a few years ago and it was so beautiful in bloom!

I also walked through Azalea Walk, but sadly the azaleas didnโ€™t make it through the cold.

The Great Lawn looking very green and ready for baseball and kickball games!

Last stop of the day, the calming Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis Reservoir. I had some fun with these magnolia trees ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope this spring tour brought some joy into your day! For me itโ€™s always a great day wandering through Central Park, especially when the sun is shining. Iโ€™ll have to do a part two of the eastern side of the park and Conservatory Garden when more of the trees and flowers are blooming. Iโ€™m so lucky to have this beautiful park right at my doorstep and love spending as much time here as I can!

27 thoughts on “Signs of Spring in Central Park 2022

  1. I appreciate the cheer Lyssy. Adding the paddle boats to your bucket list sounds like a great idea. Thanks for brightening my day with the beautiful sights of spring in Central Park. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    1. So glad it brought you some cheer! I should add it to my list before we have little kids trying to tip the boat over ๐Ÿ˜‚

      1. Itโ€™s amazing how fast they caught the guy and that there werenโ€™t any casualties, at least so far. It couldโ€™ve been so much worse. They found him about a mile and a half from us.

  2. Your mention of 59th Street reminded me of Simon & Garfunkel’s “Feeling Groovy” (“The 59th Street Bridge Song”). Always wondered why it had the secondary title – guess the bridge inspired the lyrics. One of those songs that always brings a smile.

    1. That is a happy song! Would’ve been nice to listen to while I walked through the park and not forgotten my headphones haha.

  3. You have a great eye for photography. I never walked through Central Park when we lived in Valley Stream, but we had lots of pretty gardens and parks nearby.

    1. Springtime is so nice before the oppressive heat kicks in! Only lasts a few weeks, but it’s so nice.

  4. Beautiful scenes Lyssy. It was about this time of year when we wandered through Central Park in 2013. Thanks for the blooms. Not many blooms here yet, but, at least, its sunny. Stay well. Allan

    1. Thank you! I always think of your “at least it’s sunny” mantra when I’m outside and it’s cold but sunny. Gotta always look for the bright side – pun intended ๐Ÿ™‚ It is going to be 80* today, but Jon and I got covid, so we will be stuck inside. Both very mild cases at least.

  5. Thanks for taking us to sunny spring NYC for a brief spell. Oh how we’d like to jump into your photos and stay awhile. I have the same shot of The Shakespeare Garden plaque. which means we have stood on the same spot ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. I often see in the TV when cherry blossoms (sakura) were blooming in America. It turns out that one of them is in Central Park. Beautiful park, how many acres is that park, Lissy?

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