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Kid-Friendly Adventures in Central Park

Things to See and Do

Kid-Friendly Adventures in Central Park

It’s nearing the end of summer, and you know what that means — it’s back–to–school time for more than one million New York City kids. If you’re one of them, show this list of kid–friendly Park adventures to your favorite grown–up!

Tennis Pro Jorge celebrating

Things to See and Do

Stories from Central Park

At any moment during the day, there are thousands of people in Central Park — on its lawns, at its waters, in its woodlands — running, lounging, smelling flowers, playing games, and more. We set out to capture some of their stories and create a picture of the Park on an average day, through their eyes.

Safari Playground

Restoration and Maintenance

Ready, Set, Safari: A Beloved Playground Reopens

Safari Playground gives children the feeling of escape and adventure while climbing atop and around its iconic giant hippo sculptures and admiring sweeping views of the nearby Reservoir! This playground is a kid-favorite thanks to its many opportunities for open play. Originally built in 1936, it received its safari theme during a renovation in the 1990s.

Birdwatchers in the Ramble

Programs and Events

New Yorkers Celebrate Spring in Central Park

A full day of free special events and programs unfolded across Central Park on March 20 to celebrate the first day of spring. Conservancy teams have been preparing the Park for months for warmer weather, and Central Park Celebrates Spring encouraged the community to take part in all that this season has to offer!

Mother and Son at Conservatory Water

Things to See and Do

How to Spend Spring in Central Park

A new season has arrived, and our staff has prepared for months to make Central Park a welcoming spring haven. Conservancy teams have been pruning trees, turning on fountains, tending to gardens, and more. Admire the beauty and warmth of this season while enjoying a bevy of new ways to explore Central Park!

Kids Climbing Rocks

Park History

The Children's District: Then and Now

Not long after construction of Central Park began, the Park’s designers created the Children’s District in the lower end of the Park. Here’s a look at how it’s transformed and what you’ll find there today.

East 110th Street Playground Dancing Water

Things to See and Do

Discover the Perfect Central Park Playground for Your Family

Central Park offers play options for children of all ages and interests. Are you looking for the perfect playground for your children’s personalities or passions? We have you covered.