East 96th Street Playground
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.
The playground includes two play structures with bridges, slides and climbing poles, wooden climbers, a tree house, tire and bucket swings, a sandbox and picnic tables.
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.
East Side at 96th Street
Open daily 8am till dusk
- Robert Bendheim Playground, East Side at 100th Street (10-min walk)