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Our guide to New York will help you find the best kid friendly parks in New York New York. What's trendy in New York this week may well be gone by the time you get here, be it an exhibit, bistro, shop, or celebrity. You'll never see it all -- we won't in a lifetime. But do leave time to enjoy our top attraction: people -- en masse, and of all kinds. Here the tapestry is fully unrolled. The city that never sleeps? Don't worry--you'll rest easy with New York hotel deals near Times Square, Central Park, Broadway, and beyond. Get ready for taxi-cab adventures and soaring skyscrapers, and start spreading the news. There are tons of great kid friendly parks in the city of New York, our city guide will help you find the best kid friendly parks. You may have a hard time deciding what to do in New York, but we make your decision easy.


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Kid friendly parks in New York


Capobianco Field - New York, NY (212) 593-0750Capobianco Field - New York, NY
, (212) 593-0750 - Capobianco Field is a kid friendly park located in New York NY.

Madison Square Park - New York, NY
1 Madison Ave, (212) 538-5058 - Madison Square Park park covers a little more than six acres in the Flatiron District and is nestled among some of NYC's prettiest older skyscraper

Winston Churchill Square - New York, NY
10 Downing St, (718) 543-6513 - This garden and sitting area borders Downing Street and the west side of Sixth Avenue. It was named by Parks in honor of British Prime Minister Sir

Bryant Park - New York, NY
1098 6th Ave, (212) 768-4242 - If you're just looking for a little oxygen midtown, Bryant Park offers a few trees and a bit of lawn. A 'wichcraft creamery kiosk is a nice treat s

Chelsea Waterside Park - New York, NY
11th Ave - Located at West 23rd Street and the West Side Highway, this park has undergone several transformations since its first portions were acquired by th

DeWitt Clinton Park - New York, NY
11th Ave & W 52nd St - De Witt Clinton Park is a truly family-friendly park. Because of 1996 improvements to its Erie Canal Playground, one can find play equipment, safet

Carl Schurz Park - New York, NY
157 E End Ave, (212) 360-1311 - Carl Schurz has a great playground (called Catbird) in this expanse of green, with equipment grouped for different ages. You'll find plenty of baby

First Park - New York, NY
1st Ave, (718) 965-8900 - This playground is named for its location on East First Street and First Avenue. It first opened in 1935, and was a typical product of the W.P.A. (

St. Vartan Park - New York, NY
1st Ave & E 35th St, (212) 213-4980 - St Vartan has a huge playground, with separate areas for toddlers and kids. The playground is also home to the St Vartan Playschool Group, designed

Chelsea Park - New York, NY
303 9th Ave, (212) 460-9011 - Acquired by Parks more than 100 years ago, Chelsea Park remains one of the most popular and widely used parks in lower Manhattan. With basketball

Tompkins Square Park - New York, NY
330 E 10th St, (212) 387-7684 - The park is frequently the site of impromptu performances by street artists, as well as outdoor concerts--Wigstock got its start here--and art show

Riverside Park Sandbox Playground - New York, NY
337 Riverside Dr, (212) 870-3070 - Riverside Park Sandbox Playground is a kid friendly park located in New York NY.

Amelia Earhart Park - New York, NY
401 E 65th St, (305) 685-8389 - Amelia Earhart Park is a large, beautiful area nestled in the midst of highways, and a bustling community. The park offers many traditional park fe

Robert Moses Playground - New York, NY
42 1 Ave - Robert Moses Playground is a kid friendly park located in New York NY.

Washington Square Park - New York, NY
5 Ave & Waverly Pl, (212) 639-9675 - A marsh. A cemetery. A parade ground. A gathering spot for avant-garde artists. A battleground for chess enthusiasts. A playground for canines and

Ancient Playground - New York, NY
5th Ave & E 84th St, (212) 535-7710 - If you've been to the Met and want to continue the Temple of Dendur "feel," the Ancient Playground was designed for just that purpose. In reality,

Columbus Park - New York, NY
67 Mulberry St, (212) 408-0100 - Columbus Park is a kid friendly park located in New York NY.

Riverbank State Park - New York, NY
679 Riverside Dr, (212) 694-3600 - 28-acre multi-level landscaped recreational facility situated on a half-mile-long platform with view of the Hudson River, New Jersey and the George

Minetta Playground - New York, NY
6th Ave, (212) 639-9675 - This small park is a memorial to a not-quite-gone and not-quite-forgotten water feature of Lower Manhattan. In a neighborhood with rather a dearth

Jackie Robinson Park - New York, NY
89 Bradhurst Ave, (212) 234-9607 - Providing ten blocks of resources, Jackie Robinson Park is a Harlem jewel. One of four spaces designated Historic Harlem Parks, the park is noted

Frederick Douglass Playground - New York, NY
Amsterdam Ave & W 100th St, (212) 316-3241 - Frederick Douglass Playground is a kid friendly park located in New York NY.

Tecumseh Playground - New York, NY
Amsterdam Ave & W 77th St, (212) 336-1440 - Named for William T. Sherman (the T stands for Tecumseh, and PS 87 is named after Sherman, who was a Civil War General), this terrific playground i

Murphy Park - New York, NY
Ave C Fdr Dr - Murphy Park is a kid friendly park located in New York NY.

Sir Winston Churchill Square at Downing Playground - New York, NY
Ave of the Americas & Bleecker St, (212) 477-4021 - This tiny slice of green at the intersection of the west side of Sixth Avenue, Downing Street, and Bleecker Street is easy to miss - especially the

Luther Gulick Playground - New York, NY
Bialystoker Pl - Luther Gulick Playground borders historic “Willett Street/Bialystoker Place,” named after Marinus Willett, Revolutionary War hero and New York City

Bleecker Playground - New York, NY
Bleecker St & Hudson St, (212) 477-4021 - This historic playground, developed in the 1960s, was the first of its kind in the West Village. A great neighborhood spot, the Bleecker Playground


Kid friendly recreation in New York


Trump Lasker Ice Rink - New York, NY (212) 534-7639Trump Lasker Ice Rink - New York, NY
110 Malcolm X Blvd, (212) 534-7639 - For a more intimate New York City ice skating experience, visit Lasker Skating Rink.

Hamilton Fish Recreation Center - New York, NY
128 Pitt St, (212) 387-7688 - The center offers afterschool and summer programs free of charge, and has two outdoor pools: a good-sized kiddie pool (2-1/2 feet deep all around)

High Line Park - New York, NY
529 W 20th St, (212) 500-6035 - The High Line is located on Manhattan's West Side. It runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 34th Street, between 10th & 11th A

59 West Recreation Center - New York, NY
533 W 59th St, (212) 397-3159 - This recreation center offers a large indoor pool, and a climbing wall, among the usual rec center features. Winter and Spring Pool Hours are Mon

John Jay Swimming Pool - New York, NY
77th St & Cherokee Pl, (212) 794-6566 - John Jay offers one of the city's nicest public pools, and it's one of the two pools in Manhattan (the other is at Tony Dapolito/Carmine) that allo

Wollman Rink - New York, NY
830 5th Ave, (212) 439-6900 - Amusement park in the warm months, ice skating in the winter, Wollman Rink offers a place to glide in all seasons, with the open sky and New York's

Playgarden - New York, NY
95 Franklin St, (212) 965-9717 - Playgarden's 4,000 square foot Indoor Playground.

Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade - New York, NY
W 103rd St, (212) 310-6600 - The Peter Jay Sharp Children's Glade was once an overgrown and underused area, but in 2007 the Conservancy's design team added grass glades, stone


Kid friendly in New York


Clement Clark Moore Park (Seal Park) - New York, NY
10th Ave & W 22nd St, (029) 295-8100 - Clement Clark Moore Park (Seal Park) is a kid friendly located in New York NY.

Abraham and Joseph Spector Playground - New York, NY
W 86th St, (212) 794-6564 - Spector Playground is one of the largest playgrounds in the Park. It features an expansive sand area and open space for running and playing. Severa


Kid friendly arboretum / gardens in New York


Enid A. Haupt Glass Gardens - New York, NY (212) 263-6037Enid A. Haupt Glass Gardens - New York, NY
400 E 34th St, (212) 263-6037 - One of NY's best-kept secrets, the Rusk Rehabilitation Institute harbors a public botanical garden just right for little ones.


Kid friendly tourist attractions in New York


Conservatory Garden - New York, NY (212) 860-1370Conservatory Garden - New York, NY
5th Ave, (212) 860-1370 - Take in the Secret Garden reflecting pool with Bessie Potter Vonnoh’s bronze statue of a boy playing a flute and a girl carrying a bowl, which is a


Kid friendly amusement parks in New York


Central Park Carousel - New York, NY (212) 879-0244Central Park Carousel - New York, NY
830 5th Ave, (212) 879-0244 - A carousel had been in operation at Central Park since 1871. The original carousel was powered by a blind horse and mule. The current carousel was



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