Rudin Family Playground
This playground's centerpiece is a large, wisteria-covered trellis that provides shaded seating.
The playground includes a sandbox, bucket and tire swings, and three play structures for climbing and sliding. It has game tables for chess and checkers, which can also be used for picnicking.
Three granite posts project an arc of spray for children to run and play through.
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.
West Side at 96th Street
Open daily 8am till dusk
- North Meadow Recreation Center, mid-Park at 97th Street (5-min walk)