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Tarr Family Playground

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.

Age Groups:
Pre-school, School-age

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.

Water Feature:
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.

Recent Reconstruction:
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.

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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 100th Street

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