Reason #1 to visit Hudson Yards’ newly opened park—a brand new playground with views of the Empire State Building! Manhattan’s newest outdoor play space doesn’t disappoint—it has a climbable metal-and-rope dome with plenty of footholds, four climbing ropes, three monkey bar-like rope lines, three rope ladders and two hammock seats. Kids can also climb up the middle of the dome in a tube-like rope ladder to reach the top of the structure, play telephone on one of eight colorful speaker setups and bounce around on the playground’s soft synthetic panels.
There’s also another perk—the entire playground is shaded by a weather-resistant cloth tarp, plus large multi-colored panels shade half of the dome. Your kiddos will remain cool and partially protected from the sun as they play (but slather on the sunscreen anyway). Be sure to explore all of our other favorite kids' playgrounds and check out our top summer activities for kids before they go back to school!
Enter the playground on 35th St between 10th and 11th Aves.