The fight is on to break up Central Park's 'boy's club'

Movement Grows To Get Statues Of Historical Women In Central Park

When you think of New York, you most likely think of Central Park. The trees, the fountains, the water, Strawberry Fields, and of course, the magnificent sculptures.

There are currently 22 statues of historical figures in Central Park — all are men. In this exclusive "club" are the likes of Alexander Hamilton, Christopher Columbus, William Shakespeare, and many more.

While there are several fictional female characters, including as Mother Goose, Alice in Wonderland, and Juliet (alongside Romeo), the 843 acre park is missing those historical ladies that made an impact on our nation.

Coline Jenkins of Old Greenwich, Connecticut has a few suggestions for aiding this disparity. As the great-great-granddaughter of famed suffragist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Jenkins has made it her mission to bring some feminine power to the male dominated Central Park.

Well, Jenkins was been heard and plans to erect statues of the women suffragists, including her great-great-grandmother and Susan B. Anthony, have received initial approval from the New York City Parks Department for the West 77th St. entrance of the park.

No news yet on when these sculptures will be constructed, as they have to raise the funds first. And apparently, sculptures are very, very expensive.

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New York City, New York - Central Park: Central Park is easily one of the most iconic public parks in the United States, but many runners know it best as a blissful respite from the city's hustle. Hotfoot it down the Bridle Path or along the Central Park road loop, which is a 6-mile loop that guarantees breathtaking views of some of the city's most recognizable buildings and gorgeous foliage. 
San Francisco, California - Chrissy Field. How can you not venture out on a run, when the Golden Gate Bridge is awaiting  you at the end of your jog? Chrissy Field, which winds along the San Francisco Bay, is a runner's paradise with great trails, a nice breeze ... and that view. 

Boulder, Colorado - Chautauqua Park:  Outdoor enthusiasts abound in the Rocky Mountain state, but runners love the stunning vistas along the trails of Chautauqua and it's one of the most rigorous yet rewarding areas to break a sweat. 

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Savannah, Georgia - Forsyth Park: If you dream of spanish moss, picturesque fountains, and southern charm -- then Forsyth Park is a great place to set out on a jog. The pretty park, which was created in the 1840s, has a paved path that stretches about 1-mile around the park. 

Chicago, Illinois - Lake Michigan Path: The Windy City is home to an 18-mile running path that weaves along the shore of Lake Michigan and has show-stopping views of the city and the lake. Runners love the paved path, which is a nice place to escape after those long winters.  

Cambridge, Massachusetts- Charles River: Boston may be home to one of the biggest and most popular marathons, but it's known for its incredible running paths off the race course. Head out for a jog along the Charles River, where you'll get stunning views no matter the season. 

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Honolulu, Hawaii - Kapiolani Park: Skip the beach and pound the pavement on a sweaty but fun jog around Kapiolani Park, which has a picture-perfect view of Diamond Head Crater on one side and Kaimana Beach on the other.The outer loop of the park, which swings past the Honolulu Zoo, is about 2 miles long. 


Austin, Texas - Town Lake Trail:  Don't let the scorching Texas heat stop you from enjoying Town Hall Lakes pretty vistas! The 10-mile trail run weaves along the river and offers nice city views. 

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