Safari Playground

Adventures await at Safari Playground where children can climb over, under, and around sculptures of hippopotamuses in the “river” of the playground floor.

Winding their way across the canoe sculpture, water spray feature, and climbing mounds, young adventurers take the trip of a lifetime without ever leaving New York City.

Safari Playground is on the top of a hill with views down toward the Reservoir. It’s the only playground in Central Park that doesn’t include traditional playground equipment like slides, swings, or a sandbox.

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