Discover the mysteries of Manhattan’s backyard
…as you see the best of the park below 72nd Street and visit places you might otherwise never find. Highlights include a bird sanctuary hidden in plain sight (find out why birds won’t go near it), the Carousel (featured in The Catcher in the Rye), the Dairy (yes, kids could once get fresh milk there from farms outside the city), Strawberry Fields (almost named for Bing Crosby!), the Sheep Meadow (and, nearby, the former nightspot for the sheep, now Tavern on the Green), the Mall (intended to be the only straight path in the park), Bethesda Fountain, and the Lake (made from a swamp).
Along the way, you’ll uncover hidden messages, secret symbols, writing in the sky, movie and TV locations, hidden history, and Balto the Wonder Dog. Click on the button below to see the hunt schedule and get in the game!