Stretching from the Manhattan Bridge around to Atlantic Ave and the NYC Ferry Stop at Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park has it all: Playgrounds, bike paths, grassy spaces, hidden trails, wetlands, a marina, soccer fields, a carousel—and the Pier 6 playgrounds, a complex of themed play spaces that will blow the mind of any kid. There is the Water Lab (a stone-strewn area with water to splash in), Sand Village (a huge sandbox with large metal slides), Swing Valley (an overgrown area with Tarzan-style ropes) and more. All this and picnic tables, grilling areas, knockout views of Lower Manhattan, multiple ice cream options—spend a day here with the kiddos and you're in Best Adult Ever territory. Hot take: Central Park might be more famous, but Brooklyn Bridge Park is more fun.
Our guide to the best NYC parks for kids will help you make the most of your sunny afternoon! Simply put, these parks amazing. Some have the best playgrounds NYC families need to visit, others have the best water playgrounds in NYC. Go to these parks and you'll find the best bike trails for families in NYC, and even some of the best hiking trails for NYC families to explore.
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We guarantee that this list will steer you in the right direction! All that adventure is bound to work up an appetite, so why not make plans to go out after to one of the 50 best family restaurants in NYC? If the weather is right you can have a meal that's both en familly and al fresco at one of the best outdoor restaurants NYC families love the most!