Receptions in Great Lawn - In Progress

The park’s central lawn is typically its most crowded. Sunbathers can often be seen spilling into the eight ball fields in the center—even when there are summer-league baseball and softball games going on. Avoid getting a fly ball in your potato salad and instead pick a spot around the perimeter, where you can eat and people-watch in relative peace. Your best bet is probably a well-shaded stretch of grass that starts in front of the adjacent Delacorte Theater and runs along the west side of the ball fields.

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