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Ruth and Arthur Smadbeck-Heckscher East Playground


79th Playground 2014

 

This playground's focal point is the sculpture Group of Bears, a work by renowned artist Paul Manship. It is also commonly referred to as Three Bears. The sculpture sits on a stepped platform, surrounded by a large circular seating area at the entrance to the playground. Manship's other works in Central Park include the Osborn Gates at Ancient Playground and the Lehman Gates at the Children's Zoo.

Age Groups:
Toddler, Pre-school

Features:The playground was completely reconstructed in 2014 with all new infrastructure and play features. It includes bucket swings, a climber, a slide, and sand box, all geared towards younger children.

Water Feature:
Sprinkler

Additional Information

What: Playground
For: Families
Near: Mid-Park

Location

East Side at 79th Street

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