In good weather, you can eat outside with the beautiful people as bus and car traffic flavors your meal. That's Stew after his meal. Ready to explore the park and walk off some calories.
I look at the fountain as the emotional heart of Central Park. In the summer, it's a magnet for New Yorkers looking for a scrap of cool air and community.
There are lakes in the park and you can rent a boat (provided you have lots of money, of course).