Bernard Family Playground
Time Out says
They say the greatest gifts come in small packages, and in this case, that mantra rings true in NYC’s communal backyard. Central Park’s smallest playground makes the most of its square footage and packs in plenty of activities for visitors, even if it boasts a smaller space than the other destinations. With photo-worthy views of the Harlem Meer dangling in the background, the park is a perfect place for parents to watch their children cool off in the water spray feature and bucket swings, perfect a castle in the sandbox and enjoy new equipment where they can climb and slide. When the tots tire of the playground, take a breather before making your way to the neighboring Charles A. Dana Discovery Center where you can enjoy seasonal activities, cool concerts and of course, the highly-anticipated Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla (a feast for the spooky senses—and your Instagram feed).