Playgrounds in New York City

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Playgrounds in New York City

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  • PaulandHolly
    Shepperton, UK52 contributions
    Great area for younger kids with the swings and slides. Bigger kids and bored parents can frighten their parents/partners by climbing on the huge rock formations. Worth an hour.
    Written 20 February 2020
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  • misopiso88
    Seattle, WA27,567 contributions
    Wonderful Park in Upper Manhattan with an incredible BMX trail/track. Terrific for both kids and teens. Highly recommend!
    Written 26 April 2021
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  • ALEXA V
    Atlanta, GA4 contributions
    My 6-year old loves this park! Especially because it had water on a hot afternoon & lots of children to play with. He was so excited about all the secret passages, climbing & other activities.
    Written 7 July 2022
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  • TennisStar602
    Florida478 contributions
    I was always curious to go to the top of the observation tower, but unfortunately, it was closed for maintenance. The observation tower was located atop a large rocky structure which a person may ascend or descend. The park had numerous gathering spots, such as: the basketball courts and the playgrounds. Many individuals were blasting their radios. It was not too crowded when I went there on an early Thursday afternoon in July, but I do not think that I would feel safe in that environment at night.
    Written 21 July 2022
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  • ritqr
    NY, USA13 contributions
    It's located in the busy area of the financial district, so air was filled with lots of exhausts, it was especially notisable in the hot day.
    It's not your average playground, but there are so many great playgrounds in parks. Maybe it worth visiting once or if you leave in the close proximity.
    It was also very crowded for a weekday - can only imagine the weekend crowds.
    Written 13 August 2014
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  • Tracey M
    Bluemont, VA489 contributions
    I loved how this playground was built into the natural surroundings with the stone slides. The replica of the stone bridge is adorable and I bet the water feature is fun for the kids in the summer. This was a nice diversion for our son as we walked through the park.
    Written 9 December 2019
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  • LexiV
    Cleveland, OH827 contributions
    My kids were burnt out after an afternoon spent window shopping up 5th Avenue. This playground got them going again and was a nice break for me too. There's only one way in or out so it's safe and easy to make sure that they're where they're supposed to be. There's lots of benches inside and trash cans just outside the entrance. If you enter Central Park from the south, this is the first playground on your right.
    Written 2 May 2019
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  • The Sushi Guy 🍣
    Long Island, NY14,180 contributions
    I walked past this playground on my way to the bus stop. Nice and well maintained. Plenty of families with young children enjoying the chilly, brisk spring day. I would definitely take my kids here for play dates if we lived un the area.
    Written 24 April 2021
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  • Tunisia R
    New York City, NY84 contributions
    I took my 3-year-old and it was fantastic. We got there late, but the ladies welcomed us and were nice enough to let us stay later. The areas were well thought out for your children and were immaculately kept. They have a no shoes policy, so I worried about the bathrooms. The flooring was not only beautiful but scrub a dub clean! The cleaning person cleaned after every person that used them. My son made friends because many other kids were in the facility (unlike other places we have been) and he had a blast.

    The play gym was perfect for kids and so clean! The dress up area was cute and the baby area looked fun and safe. They had an eating area and vending machines. I loved this place. I will definitely go back and bring friends. You should too.
    Written 17 August 2016
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  • Northern_Traveler00
    California63,896 contributions
    SO many things to do here! Minigolf, sports field, beach volleyball, dog park, kids playground, skate park, etc, etc, etc, including lots of places to sit with River and/or city views.
    Written 8 September 2021
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  • martinmadera
    Prague, Czech Republic125 contributions
    If you are in NYC with your child and you happen to pass by SOHO, you can have a break at this playground. I was there in December and it was great, but i think it is even better during summer, because of small swimming pool and other water facilities. There are also public restrooms and some benches to sit and relax. Great place for me and my son! We will be there again this June!
    Written 12 June 2014
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  • DeniseM
    Washington DC, DC150 contributions
    My family lives nearby so we walked to the park & walked my granddaughter. We watched the dogs play, people playing chess & the children on the playground- a gem of a spot.
    Written 14 September 2019
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  • CharlieinTexas
    Austin, TX3,811 contributions
    Lots of well-maintained playground equipment for small (up to age 6-7) children. Okay, but small, place to stroll through or people watch a bit. Not overly crowded. Nice inner-city park.
    Written 15 May 2017
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  • Dohadad
    32 contributions
    Two metal playground structures, soft surfacing, basketball court, fountain. It's a decent little park for a getaway from hectic Times Square and for the kids to use up some energy.
    Written 19 July 2015
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  • Justin W
    Hasbrouck Heights, NJ2,954 contributions
    Seward Park is a wonderful patch of greenery on the edge of Chinatown and is a real family park in that I saw parents and grandparents chasing after their children and the kids having a wonderful time in the playgrounds and splashing in the water spouts coming out of the ground.

    While the kids are running around the park and chasing each other the lawn, parents and seniors are talking amongst each other under the shade trees. It is a nice place to escape from the sun and just relax under a shade tree and enjoy the day. It is also a nice place to bring your lunch or a snack and have a little picnic.

    It also has nice breezes coming off the river that you can feel in the park.
    Written 16 August 2022
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