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 is closed for construction beginning Monday, March 30, 2015, and will reopen this summer. Central Park Conservancy is renovating the playground to improve its accessibility and connection to the Park landscape. We also are adding strap swings for big kids, and making the water play feature more fun while at the same time conserving water.

Central Park Conservancy’s Central Play initiative will elevate all of the Park’s 21 playgrounds to the same standard of excellence, and make sure children of all ages and abilities will enjoy Central Parks’ playgrounds for generations to come.

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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