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.
In addition to the play sculptures, the playground includes two tree houses 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.
West Side at 91st Street
Open daily 8am till dusk
- Tennis House, mid-Park at 94th Street (5-min walk)