Central Park opened to the public in 1859. It changed several times, and new elements appeared as changes occurred in the life itself, the political situation, and the needs of New-Yorkes. Unfortunately, in the history of Central Park there were not the brightest periods, many times it fell into decline. In the 20th century, cars appeared in the city that pollute the atmosphere and harm the Park, they began to observe its territory carelessly, little funds were allocated, they stopped removing dead plants, clearing plots, and buildings located on the territory of Central Park were damaged. However, despite the very high price of land in Manhattan, the Park was constantly restored by the citizens themselves, for whom it has always been a national pride, one of the few natural recreation places in a densely populated, skyscraper-built city. It is especially valuable for those who rarely go out into nature. When outdoor sports became popular, playgrounds were created here, and paths were made for running and riding bicycles and roller skates. Cars are not allowed to enter its territory, all roads are taken underground, but you can often see decorated horse-drawn carriages, which are very popular with tourists.