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East 96th Street Playground

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One of Central Park's largest playgrounds, the East 96th Street Playground features a great variety of play equipment and ample open space for running and playing games.

Age Groups:
Pre-school, School-age

The playground includes two play structures, slides and climbing poles, wooden climbers, a tree house, tire and bucket swings, a sandbox and picnic tables.

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Initiated 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.

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Get Involved with Central Park Playgrounds

The Playground Partners program was founded in 1991 by the Women's Committee of the Central Park Conservancy to maintain the quality and cleanliness of Central Park's 21 playgrounds. The funds raised through Playground Partners membership and event contributions 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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