East 72nd Street Playground

East 72nd Street Pl;ayground

Adventures await just off Fifth Avenue in the East 72nd Street Playground. The play space includes swings for all ages, a granite-faced climbing pyramid with slides and tunnels, and a water spray feature set in a concrete fortress. This playground is also near several open lawns for picnicking, as well as the toy boats and Alice in Wonderland sculpture at Conservatory Water.

The East 72nd Street Playground has been renovated at various times over the years—notably in 1969, when it was rebuilt as an adventure-style playground. This style of playground does not use traditional playground features, but instead inspires creativity and imagination with interactive, interconnected play structures.



East Side at 72nd Street

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Age Groups



Tire swings, strap swings, slides, a chain-net climber, and a sand table.

Water Features





Accessible surface, water feature, and sand table; adaptive swings; ramped play structure

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