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Two great family parks have reopened near the High Line

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    Corporal John A. Seravalli Playground

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    Corporal John A. Seravalli Park

  • Lee Magill

    Corporal John A. Seravalli Park

  • Lee Magill

    Corporal John A. Seravalli Park

  • Lee Magill

    Corporal John A. Seravalli Park

  • Lee Magill

    Corporal John A. Seravalli Playground

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    Chelsea Park

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    Night soccer at Chelsea Park

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    Chelsea Park track

Lee Magill

Corporal John A. Seravalli Playground

We love the High Line and know you do too. But with the exception of the small lawn just south of 23rd Street, it's not exactly a great place for kids to let off steam. That's why we're excited about two parks just off the High Line, both recently redone from scratch, that are now open to the public: Chelsea Park (Tenth Ave between 27th and 28th Sts)—which opened over the summer with an excellent track and a huge swath of turf for soccer, softball and games of catch—and Colonel John A. Seravalli Park (Hudson St between Gansevoort and Horatio Sts) in the Meatpacking District, a huge asphalt park outfitted with basketball courts that's the perfect spot for some safe (because fenced in) wheel spinning—think bikes and scooters. Right behind it is a state-of-the-art kids' playground with a cool spiderweb to climb, a safe rubbery surface for tots, great monkey bars and jungle gyms, and new swings. Now whenever you're on the High Line and in need of a play space—or vice versa—all you need to do is climb up or down a few flights of stairs.   

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