Central Park is a New York City landmark unlike any other. Since I grew up in New York City, I can tell you that when you walk through the park for just a few minutes, you’ll forget that you’re in a city of over 8 million people. There are so many hidden treasures and features that go under appreciated. One of the main things that goes unnoticed are the park benches.
If you can imagine, when you have literally thousands of people sitting on a bench on a given day, it’s important to use a material that will:
- Stand the test of time
- Withstand bitter cold winters along with hot and humid summers
- Be resilient in the face of heavy use
Is it any wonder that the City of New York chose ipe wood for their park benches?