Abraham and Joseph Spector Playground is one of two playgrounds located in the West 80s, near the entrance at West 85th Street and within the site of Seneca Village.
It’s one of the largest playgrounds in Central Park, with ample room for running around and group play, as well as a large sand area.
Impressive oak trees provide shade and make the playground feel integrated with the Park. Nearby, visitors will find the Toll Family Playground and Summit Rock, the highest natural point in Central Park—popular for picnics, games, and exploring.
Central Park has 21 playgrounds that are unique in design and character. Most of them were built in the 1930s as part of a system of playgrounds located along the Park perimeter. The Central Park Conservancy regularly updates these spaces to include new equipment and infrastructure that reflect changing ideas about children’s play and safety and accessibility standards. Since 2011, the Conservancy has been working to rebuild or renovate all the Park’s playgrounds, with the goal of bringing each of them up to the same standard of excellence at the same time and focusing on making them feel more connected to the Park’s landscapes and experiences.