With their bike and running paths, baseball fields, basketball courts, boat rentals, skating rinks and grassy open spaces, Central Park's 843 acres are a sports enthusiast's paradise. During this special tour, you'll discover how this famous Manhattan sward has adapted over time to meet the changing recreational needs of visitors, from the mid-19th century to today. Highlights of the 75-minute expedition include learning about the park's original plans for an ice-skating rink, the creation of its ball fields in the 1920s, the evolution of bridle paths into running lanes and the park's longtime role in the New York City Marathon. The tour will end near Tavern on the Green. No reservation is required. Meet at the Dairy Visitor Center and Gift Shop, located mid-park at 65th street. For more information, visit centralparknyc.org.