Billy Johnson Playground
Please note: This playground is closed for construction. Learn more about the project.
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 and a small amphitheater, ideal for picnics and other gatherings. The playground's most popular feature is a granite slide set into a hill, scattered with plantings and rocks.