This is a golden age of playgrounds. In recent years NYC has completely transformed what playtime is like for a city kid, introducing creative playgrounds to every corner of the Big Apple. There are so many gorgeous playgrounds to visit in NYC, and this list will help you set off on a fabulous adventure.
The secret behind this greatness? The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation pours tons of resources into making sure our kids have great places to play. From the recently-opened Sweetwater Playground in Domino Park to the newly-renovated Ancient Playground in Central Park, the playgrounds in NYC have never been better.
So, let the wild rumpus begin! It's time for your kids to climb, and stomp, and swing, and run around until they can barely move. You can do it again the next day, or you could explore our favorite bike trails for NYC families, or the best hiking trails for NYC families to explore. Maybe you want a total change of pace, and plan on heading to one of the best drive-in theaters in and around NYC? No matter what you decide, we'll help you make this a memorable summer.