Playgrounds & Parks NYC Guide
NYC's Best Playgrounds: 21 Parks Worthy of a Subway Schlep
We've scoured the city and swung on the monkey bars, and these are our favorite spots.
25 Top Sprinkler Parks and Splash Pads in NYC for Kids
Hit one of these ultimate NYC splash pads with your kids to cool off on hot days.
Visiting Governors Island: 20 Secrets for Things To Do and See
Now a year-round destination, there's always something new to explore.
Brooklyn Bridge Park: 35 Top Things To Do With Kids
Brooklyn's waterfront wonderland is filled with family-friendly amenities and programming.
Prospect Park in Brooklyn: 25 Best Things to Do with Kids
Prospect Park in Brooklyn goes far beyond fantastic playgrounds; visitors can bike, skate, picnic...
The Battery Playscape Brings Nature-Inspired Playground to Lower Manhattan
Soaring treehouses and fast slides make this playground a standout.
Destination Playground: Chelsea Waterside Park in New York City
One of NYC's best playgrounds just got a whole new look, and tons of fun play features.
Van Cortlandt Park With Kids: 14 Fun All-Season Activities in the Bronx Oasis
At 1,146 acres, there's something in this green space for all ages.
Visit the High Line With Kids: Top Things To Do
Here's where to go, what to see, and where to find the best snacks (and bathrooms!)
12 Cool Themed Playgrounds in NYC to Inspire Kids' Imaginations
At these NYC playgrounds inspired by ancient cultures, beloved animals, and local landmarks, kids'...
Ice Cream Shops Near Great Playgrounds in Brooklyn and Manhattan
We're well into playground season now, and New York City parents are steeling themselves to endure...
20 Great Parks and Playgrounds to Host a Kids Birthday Party in NYC
Celebrate your birthday child at one of these top party playground destinations.
Central Park's Top Playgrounds Ranked for NYC Kids and Visitors
It's a big park. Here are our top spots to swing, slide, and frolic.
NYC Playgrounds With Shade: Play It Cool at These Shady Parks in NYC
Cool off under a flower-covered trellis or large trees at these NYC playgrounds.
Bryant Park and More Midtown West Parks and Playgrounds to Visit
We bet you never knew all Bryant Park has to offer...most of it FREE!
NYC Destination Playground: The Imagination Playground
The groundbreaking play space helps kids build, climb, splash, and create their own adventures.
Our Favorite Toddler Playgrounds in Brooklyn
These are our picks for the best playgrounds for tots in Brooklyn.
Destination Playground: Ancient Playground in Central Park
Sprinklers, swings, sandbox...pyramid! Here's why the Ancient Playground, near the Met, is one of...
Best Playgrounds in Brooklyn's Prospect Park (Ranked!)
Which ones offer the most bang for the buck? We ranked them!
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12 Play Fountains in NYC where Kids Can Get Totally Soaked
Kids can splash, wade around, and get wet at these fountains around the city. READ MORE
Beat the Heat in NYC: Heat Wave Indoor Activities and Outdoor Cool Fun
Feeling the summer heat? We've found 50 ways for kids to stay cool in New York City. READ MORE
Visiting Flushing Meadows Corona Park with Kids: 25 Things To Do in Queens' Largest Green Space
This green space is kid heaven, with a zoo, rides, museums, playgrounds, and the famous fountains. READ MORE
NYC's Free Swimming Pools: What to Know Before You Swim
Ready to dive in? Read up on the pool rules first. READ MORE
17 Accessible Playgrounds in NYC for Special Needs Kids
Kids of all ages and abilities love these picks for accessible playgrounds in NYC. READ MORE