People relax in Central Park's Sheep Meadow, a 15-acre lawn where folks gather to picnic, people-watch and sleep under large Sycamore trees. After Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux designed Central Park, a flock of sheep was added to reinforce the quiet nature. In the 1870s a shepherd drove a flock of sheep across the drive to and from the meadow until they were banished to Brooklyn.
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- Frederick Law Olmstead_National Geographic magazine 3/2005