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Billy Johnson Playground

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This playground's design was inspired by the landscapes of Central Park, making it one of the Park's most distinctive play spaces. Constructed primarily from natural materials, its wooden structures echo the Dene Rustic Shelter directly to the north of the playground. It also includes a stone bridge, evocative of the nearby Pond's Gapstow Bridge. The playground's lush plantings create ample shade and divide up the space, creating small play "rooms."

Age Groups:
Pre-school, School-age

Additional features include bucket swings, a tire swing, and a small amphitheater with water jets that come up from the ground. The most popular feature is the 45-foot granite slide set into a hill, scattered with plantings and rocks. The playground also includes a smaller, accessible slide, perfect for younger children.

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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: South End


East Side at 67th Street

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