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East 96th Street Playground

Margaret L Kempner Playground


One of Central Park's largest and most popular playgrounds, the Margaret L. Kempner Playground at East 96th Street offers ample open spaces for running and a variety of equipment to play on, including multiple types of swings, water spray features, and climbers.

Age Groups:
Pre-school, School-age

Wooden play structures with climbers and slides; tire, bucket, and strap swings, a sandbox and sandtable, and picnic tables in a landscape play area.

Water Feature:


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The Playground Partners program was founded in 1991 to improve Central Park playgrounds. Funds raised go directly towards the preservation, care, and daily inspection of these cherished play spaces.

Additional Information

What: Playground
For: Families
Near: North End


East Side at 96th Street

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