Though using many of the same materials and equipment as other city playgrounds, Union Square went out of its way to be extra creative, and the result is a quirky, mold-breaking kid mecca. The playground is best known for its gleaming hemispherical dome, which challenges kids to scale its enormous gleaming surface, but other features—checkerboard rubber flooring, various stainless-steel slides, spiral climbers and horns sticking out of the ground that are redolent of Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who—deserve props too.
|Venue name:||Union Square Playground|
Union Square Park
|Cross street:||between 16th and 17th Sts|
|Transport:||Subway: L, N, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq|