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Bernard Family Playground

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Located in one of the most beautiful settings in the Park — across from the Harlem Meer — the playground is also near the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, which offers additional recreational opportunities. Fishing poles are available for children and adults to borrow for catch-and-release fishing in the Meer.

Age Groups:
Toddler, Pre-school

Features:The playground includes bucket swings, an enclosed sandbox and a play structure with a bridge, slides, climbing poles and multiple platforms.

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Notice: The Conservancy wants to hear from you! We are gearing up for the next playground renovation in our Plan for Play initiative: Bernard Family Playground located at East 108th Street. This project will renew and enhance the design of the current playground in order to better integrate with the surrounding landscape and provide more quality play experiences for pre-school age children.

If you are interested in taking a survey to provide feedback on play at the Bernard Family Playground, please e-mail pdc@centralparknyc.org. In your e-mail, please specify the age of your child(ren) and how often you use this playground.

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The Playground Partners program was founded in 1991 to improve Central Park playgrounds. Funds raised go directly towards the preservation, care, and daily inspection of these cherished play spaces.

Additional Information

What: Playground
For: Families
Near: North End


East Side at 108th Street

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