Tarr Family Playground
This playground is divided by a central bridge that stretches over a "lake" of sand, creating an area for preschoolers and one geared toward older children.
The playground includes a large conical climber with a tunnel and slides; a modern net climber; a variety of swings for all ages; a wooden tree house; and a concrete maze.
Thin jets shoot up from the ground, and metal posts spray a light mist. A water spigot located in a sandbox allows children to mix and play with water and sand.
The Central Park Conservancy reconstructed the Tarr Family Playground in 2009.
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 100th Street
Open daily 8am till dusk
- North Meadow Recreation Center, mid-Park at 97th Street (10-min walk)