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Safari Playground

safari playground with water and hippos


Adventures await at Safari Playground, where children can climb over, under, and around sculptures of hippopotamuses in the “river” of the playground floor. Winding their way across the canoe sculpture, water spray feature, and climbing mounds, these young adventurers take the trip of a lifetime — without leaving New York City. Safari Playground is on the top of a hill, with views down toward the Reservoir.

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In addition to the play sculptures, the playground includes two tree houses and picnic tables.

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Additional Information

What: Playground
For: Families
Near: North End


West Side at 91st Street

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