East 72nd Street Playground


This playground's low concrete walls and numerous steps and seats define the play space, as well as providing a variety of levels and surfaces to climb and explore.

The East 72nd Street Playground will close for construction in late March and will reopen in summer 2015. While the playground is closed, please visit the following nearby playgrounds: James Michael Levin Playground at East 76th Street, or Billy Johnson Playground at East 67th Street.

Play features include bucket swings, a wooden tree house and a granite-faced climbing pyramid with slides and tunnels. A net climber and tire swings are set in a large sand area at the center of the playground.

Water Feature:
A wall-mounted water feature sprays into a sunken area surrounded by steps and round concrete seats.

Women's CommitteeInitiated in 1991 by the Women's Committee of the Central Park Conservancy, Playground Partners is a group of volunteers who ensure that Central Park's 21 playgrounds are kept safe and well maintained.


East Side at 72nd Street

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Open daily 8am till dusk

Nearest bathroom:

  • Model Boathouse (Kerbs) Café at Conservatory Water (5-min walk)