Billy Johnson Playground
Please note: The playground will be closed for construction Monday, February 11 – the week of March 4.
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."
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.