The newly-renovated play space celebrates a resident of the Hudson River Park Estuary: The pipefish! He's on display in all his glory as a massive, multi-colored slide designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh (the landscape architect behind the White House, among other projects). The fish isn't the only attraction in Chelsea Waterside Playground—upgrades include a newly constructed water features, a fun sand area plus a new shaded region where parents can sit in a lushly-planted setting and catch a breather—a huge relief during the dog days of summer.
Every neighborhood in NYC has a favorite playground, a place where kids can meet up with their pals and spend a little pent-up energy. But some playgrounds are so stunning they're worth a detour, as they say—here are 11 gorgeous NYC playgrounds you'll want to visit in 2020.
These are among the best kid's playground NYC families need to visit—some have water playgrounds for kids, making them that much more fun during the heat of summer. Your children will love the whimsical play structures, the epic slides, the sandboxes and more. You'll love the updated landscaping, the shady spots to sit and the bounty of photo ops—make sure your phone has plenty of memory to store all the pics you'll want to take!
Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island: All five boroughs are represented in our list of kid-approved favorites! Grab your MetroCard–or pedal along one of the best bike trails for families in NYC–and set off on an urban adventure. We'll help you make the most of your time with your kids!