Rudin Family Playground
Rudin Family Playground’s entrance is directly on Central Park West, making it feel especially connected to the neighborhood.
Its most prominent feature is a wisteria-covered trellis that provides a shaded place for rest and divides the playground into two areas. Near the entrance are tables for picnicking or playing chess and checkers, swings, and a sandbox. Beyond the trellis are three climbing structures. Rudin Family Playground is near two other playgrounds: Tarr-Coyne Wild West Playground and Safari Playground.
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.