Sheep Meadow is a 15-acre (61,000 m2) preserve located at the west side of Central Park from 66th to 69th Streets in Manhattan, New York City. Its designation as the park’s first Quiet Zo.
Sheep Meadow opens daily at 11 AM from Mid-April to mid-October; Dawn to dusk in fair weather. Each winter, Sheep Meadow closes for the season.
In the 1960s, Sheep Meadow became the iconic gathering spot for New York’s counterculture, including anti-War protests, peace rallies, love-ins, be-ins, draft card burnings, Earth Day celebrations, and popular concerts.
On a crowded weekend afternoon as many as 30,000 visitors may arrive to enjoy the tree ringed expanse and it is only by careful management that meadow can be preserved.
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