Bernard Family Playground

Photo by Timothy Schenck

Set off the eastern edge of the gorgeous Harlem Meer and surrounded by greenery, Bernard Family Playground is a gem of a play space.

The smallest of Central Park's 21 playgrounds, Bernard Family Playground is just the right size for the youngest Park-goers, who can explore three play areas: one with a sandbox and play structure, one with a water spray-feature, and one with bucket swings. A large ginkgo tree in the center of the playground provides shade.

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