The Bowling Green in New York City, USA, holds the distinction of being the city's oldest public park. It is located in Manhattan, in the city's financial district. It was established in 1733, when it was developed for lawn bowling, and so was quite literally, a bowling green.
The park has a rich history. The first public well was dug in the same site, albeit much before the green was laid out. Several statues have been installed here including an equestrian statue of King George III dressed in Roman attire. Visitors can also see the iconic Charging Bull statue that is often associated with Wall Street. The fountain in the middle of the park draws in visitors, as do the park benches that offer comfortable seating.