- Abraham and Joseph Spector Playground: Spector Playground is also one of the larger playspaces in the Park. It’s got a wide and open space for kids to run around in. The place is also riddled with oak trees, giving ample shade to the park’s visitors. There are also a lot of wooden and metal climbers that have slides, poles, bridges, etc. The playground also has ample sand patches as well as an enclosed sandbox.
- Arthur Ross Pinetum Playground: Found within the Arthur Ross Pinetum, the park is home to many pine trees. In fact, it’s got the most pine trees in the Park. The open setting allows for children and adults to roam around and explore or even have picnics on the open lawns.
- Ancient Playground: Don’t let the name fool you. The Ancient Playground is actually one of the Park’s newer play spaces. North of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, some of the playground’s equipment such as the climbing pyramids, sundial, and obelisk were inspired by the Museum’s Egyptian Art pieces.
- Mariner’s Playground: As the name suggests, this is a nautically themed playground. It’s found north of Summit Rock and has play structures, steering wheels, ladders, slides, and decks. The seahorse spring rockers and wooden boat sandbox add a nautical touch to the place.
- Diana Ross Playground: The playground was named after its donor, the famous singer, Diana Ross after she had a concert there in 1983. The playground is filled with interconnected play equipment, perfect for adventure-seeking kids.
- Pat Hoffman Friedman Playground: Also known as the Three Bears Plaground, the Pat Hoffman Playground features a Group of Bears statue in the center.
- James Michael Levin Playground: This one is known for having a fountain which features characters from the classic Alice in Wonderland.
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