Hester Street Playground

Things to do, Playgrounds Lower East Side
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 (Photograph: NYC Parks & Recreation)
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Photograph: NYC Parks & Recreation

Hester St Playground

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Photograph: NYC Parks & Recreation

Hester St Playground

 (Photograph: Ilenia Martini)
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Photograph: Ilenia Martini

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Photograph: Ilenia Martini

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Photograph: Ilenia Martini

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Photograph: Ilenia Martini

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Photograph: Ilenia Martini

Hester St Playground

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Photograph: Ilenia Martini

Hester St Playground

When it was time to refurbish this park straddling the Lower East Side and Chinatown, its planners did something unusual: They enlisted the input of the Hester Street Collaborative, a grassroots group that works to transform neglected spaces into spaces the community can be proud of. The result is a superbusy playground with Asian accents (a swing set with the elegant curvature of a pagoda, teahouse-like enclosures), brick walls adorned with mosaic tiles made by local kids, neighborhood-friendly lighting, and exquisite equipment like a hoop-shaped spray shower and a pair of balancing tire swings.

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Venue name: Hester Street Playground
Contact:
Address: Sara D. Roosevelt Park
New York
10002
Cross street: between Grand and Hester Sts
Transport: Subway: B, D to Grand St; J, Z to Bowery; F to Lower East Side–Second Ave
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