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Safari Playground

safari playground


This playground features naturalistic hippopotamus sculptures by the artist Bob Cassily, set in a "river" of blue safety surfacing. A canoe and water-spray features further animate this safari-inspired scene.

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In addition to the play sculptures, the playground includes two tree houses 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


West Side at 91st Street

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