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.

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)