Margaret L. Kempner Playground

Margaret Kempner Playground

One of Central Park's largest and most popular playgrounds, Margaret L. Kempner Playground has ample open spaces for running and a variety of play equipment including multiple types of swings, water spray features, and climbers.


East Side at 96th Street

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Age Groups

Pre-school, School-age


Wooden play structures with climbers and slides; tire, bucket, and strap swings, a sandbox and sandtable, and picnic tables in a landscape play area.

Water Features





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

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