Best playgrounds in New York

Check out the top playgrounds in New York, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Prospect Park
1. Prospect Park
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1701 local reviews
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 718-965-8951
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Russell
Park is a work of art in itself. It is the perfect place to get lost in the wilderness. Designed by Central…
Abena
A stroll through Prospect Park is an easy way to spend a memorable day. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted…
Benjamin
The 2nd largest park in New York City, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted - who also designed Central Park. I…
1. Prospect Park
1. Prospect Park
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1701 local reviews
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 718-965-8951
Russell
Russell
Park is a work of art in itself. It is the perfect place to get lost in the wilderness. Designed by Central Park creators Frederick Law…
Abena
Abena
A stroll through Prospect Park is an easy way to spend a memorable day. Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted after the completion of Central…
Benjamin
Benjamin
The 2nd largest park in New York City, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted - who also designed Central Park. I run here very frequently, and…
2. Fort Greene Park
2. Fort Greene Park
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412 local reviews
Washington Park St, Brooklyn
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 212-639-9675
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Megan Jo
Originally the site of forts built for the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, the community surrounding…
Mi
A verdant 30-acre jewel at the edge of Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene Park's history dates back to its use as…
Lee
This is a gorgeous, small park. It has a hill top with views to Manhattan and is an historic site as well. …
2. Fort Greene Park
2. Fort Greene Park
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412 local reviews
Washington Park St, Brooklyn
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 212-639-9675
Megan Jo
Megan Jo
Originally the site of forts built for the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, the community surrounding the land started using it as…
Mi
Mi
A verdant 30-acre jewel at the edge of Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene Park's history dates back to its use as a post of the Continental Army…
Lee
Lee
This is a gorgeous, small park. It has a hill top with views to Manhattan and is an historic site as well. It was the location where…
3. Brooklyn Bridge Park
3. Brooklyn Bridge Park
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463 local reviews
334 Furman St, Brooklyn
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 718-222-9939
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Etny
Some city parks were built to replicate rustic fields and preserve serene woodland. Brooklyn Bridge Park,…
Russell
Want to impress an out-of-towner with a killer view of the Manhattan along with a bonus peripheral vision of…
Lee
This is a great place to go if you want to stretch your legs, get outdoors and check out the most amazing…
3. Brooklyn Bridge Park
3. Brooklyn Bridge Park
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463 local reviews
334 Furman St, Brooklyn
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 718-222-9939
Etny
Etny
Some city parks were built to replicate rustic fields and preserve serene woodland. Brooklyn Bridge Park, however, was not—and that’s…
Russell
Russell
Want to impress an out-of-towner with a killer view of the Manhattan along with a bonus peripheral vision of the Brooklyn Bridge? You are at…
Lee
Lee
This is a great place to go if you want to stretch your legs, get outdoors and check out the most amazing views of the Manhattan skyline and…
4. Maria Hernandez Park
4. Maria Hernandez Park
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194 local reviews
Starr St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 212-639-9675
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Inge
This is a small neighborhood park that is less than a ten min walk from our apt. We love spending weekends…
Emily
Lively park full of locals on the weekends. If it's warm out, kids will be playing in the fountains and the…
Katrina
This small park has everything going on. There are courts for basketball, handball, and volleyball, a Venice…
4. Maria Hernandez Park
4. Maria Hernandez Park
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194 local reviews
Starr St, Brooklyn
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 212-639-9675
Inge
Inge
This is a small neighborhood park that is less than a ten min walk from our apt. We love spending weekends here reading on the benches, or…
Emily
Emily
Lively park full of locals on the weekends. If it's warm out, kids will be playing in the fountains and the playground, groups will be…
Katrina
Katrina
This small park has everything going on. There are courts for basketball, handball, and volleyball, a Venice Beach-style mini gym for…
5. McCarren Park
5. McCarren Park
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448 local reviews
776 Lorimer St, Brooklyn
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 212-639-9675
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Wenting
A park equally valued and cherished in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, McCarren Park is the site of endless games…
Michael
Nice neighborhood park where you can lounge in the grass, under trees, or on a park bench. Also has baseball…
Jelena
For grownups and little ones. A local park with a track, turf field, handball courts, children playground,…
5. McCarren Park
5. McCarren Park
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448 local reviews
776 Lorimer St, Brooklyn
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 212-639-9675
Wenting
Wenting
A park equally valued and cherished in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, McCarren Park is the site of endless games of kickball, soccer,…
Michael
Michael
Nice neighborhood park where you can lounge in the grass, under trees, or on a park bench. Also has baseball fields, a soccer field, a…
Jelena
Jelena
For grownups and little ones. A local park with a track, turf field, handball courts, children playground, public pool, tennis courts and…
6. Tompkins Square Park
6. Tompkins Square Park
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327 local reviews
E 10th St, Manhattan
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 212-639-9675
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Laura
Check out the dog park, read under the historic Hare Krishna tree. Beneath this tree, in 1966, the first…
Mig
Historic, leafy park hosting a farmer's market plus live music & other eclectic events. So family friendly…
T.
Great park with playgrounds, a big dog run and many performance spaces where you can usually find something…
6. Tompkins Square Park
6. Tompkins Square Park
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327 local reviews
E 10th St, Manhattan
Closed · Opens 6:00 AM
+1 212-639-9675
Laura
Laura
Check out the dog park, read under the historic Hare Krishna tree. Beneath this tree, in 1966, the first recorded outdoor chanting session…
Mig
Mig
Historic, leafy park hosting a farmer's market plus live music & other eclectic events. So family friendly park, a lot of space is reserved…
T.
T.
Great park with playgrounds, a big dog run and many performance spaces where you can usually find something happening on the weekends. …
7. Hamilton Park
7. Hamilton Park
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64 local reviews
Hamilton Park, Jersey City
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Viktoria
Terrific family friendly and well manicured park. Water feature is on for kids during the summer months…
Andrew
Tennis, basketball, open-air farmer's market on Wednesdays, a playground for the kids, a pagoda for…
Daniel
Large, bustling park with lots to do: from tennis and basketball courts to a big playground and splash pad for…
7. Hamilton Park
7. Hamilton Park
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64 local reviews
Hamilton Park, Jersey City
Viktoria
Viktoria
Terrific family friendly and well manicured park. Water feature is on for kids during the summer months. Excellent toddler playground. Open…
Andrew
Andrew
Tennis, basketball, open-air farmer's market on Wednesdays, a playground for the kids, a pagoda for performances. Expansive greens for a…
Daniel
Daniel
Large, bustling park with lots to do: from tennis and basketball courts to a big playground and splash pad for kids, this park has it all…
8. Riverside Park
8. Riverside Park
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277 local reviews
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Melissa
This is one of the most recent additions to NYC's park lands and it is perfect! You can walk, run,…
Melissa
Walk 1/2 a block to this lovely little park. Views of the Hudson, playgrounds, water playground, basketball…
Meglena
The park has many playgrounds and it is perfectly romantic for a picnic dinner. If you have a bike, nothing…
8. Riverside Park
8. Riverside Park
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277 local reviews
Melissa
Melissa
This is one of the most recent additions to NYC's park lands and it is perfect! You can walk, run, rollerblade & bike to restaurants,…
Melissa
Melissa
Walk 1/2 a block to this lovely little park. Views of the Hudson, playgrounds, water playground, basketball courts, bike/jogging paths,…
Meglena
Meglena
The park has many playgrounds and it is perfectly romantic for a picnic dinner. If you have a bike, nothing beats riding along the Hudson…
9. Herbert Von King Park
9. Herbert Von King Park
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83 local reviews
670 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 718-622-2082
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Matt & Crutch
This 7.8-acre park is one of Brooklyn's oldest idylls—a leafy expanse with a playground, baseball field, dog…
Paula
A hidden gem. This neighborhood park has playing fields, a grassy meadow, park benches shaded by beautiful old…
Kelly
There's a dog run, amphitheater with free shows, playgrounds, basketball court, handball court, picnic…
9. Herbert Von King Park
9. Herbert Von King Park
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83 local reviews
670 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn
Open · Closes 1:00 AM
+1 718-622-2082
Matt & Crutch
Matt & Crutch
This 7.8-acre park is one of Brooklyn's oldest idylls—a leafy expanse with a playground, baseball field, dog run, and an amphitheater that…
Paula
Paula
A hidden gem. This neighborhood park has playing fields, a grassy meadow, park benches shaded by beautiful old trees, chess boards,…
Kelly
Kelly
There's a dog run, amphitheater with free shows, playgrounds, basketball court, handball court, picnic benches, baseball field, lots of…
10. Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 / Atlantic Avenue
10. Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 / Atlantic Avenue
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55 local reviews
Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 / Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn
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Jonathan
We love walking/bike through Brooklyn Bridge Park. There are some great playgrounds at the end of Atlantic…
Kat
You have to take a walk down there. Specifically, walk all the way from Pier 6 along the water to Brooklyn…
Chris & Don
This newly developed park has kiddie playgrounds, a ferry landing to travel to Governor's Island, beach volley…
10. Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 / Atlantic Avenue
10. Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 / Atlantic Avenue
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55 local reviews
Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 / Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn
Jonathan
Jonathan
We love walking/bike through Brooklyn Bridge Park. There are some great playgrounds at the end of Atlantic Avenue. When you get to the…
Kat
Kat
You have to take a walk down there. Specifically, walk all the way from Pier 6 along the water to Brooklyn Bridge! NYC converted the former…
Chris & Don
Chris & Don
This newly developed park has kiddie playgrounds, a ferry landing to travel to Governor's Island, beach volley ball, outdoor restaurants and…
11. J.J. Byrne Playground
11. J.J. Byrne Playground
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14 local reviews
344 5th Avenue
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 718-965-8900
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Syl
Great playground for kids. Turf in the back (artificial grass) so that they can run around bare foot!…
Amy
Great playground with a lot of places to eat and shop nearby. Not a lot of shade fyi, but there are a few…
Heather
Fab playground. In the summer there are water features for the kids. Sunday farmer's market, skate park,…
11. J.J. Byrne Playground
11. J.J. Byrne Playground
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14 local reviews
344 5th Avenue
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 718-965-8900
Syl
Syl
Great playground for kids. Turf in the back (artificial grass) so that they can run around bare foot! Fountain, bathroom, sprinklers.
Amy
Amy
Great playground with a lot of places to eat and shop nearby. Not a lot of shade fyi, but there are a few water playstations!
Heather
Heather
Fab playground. In the summer there are water features for the kids. Sunday farmer's market, skate park, soccer fields.
12. Union Square
12. Union Square
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460 local reviews
Union Square, Manhattan
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Mig
Fun neighborhood with famous farmer's market (Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, year-round). Playground…
Bella (Isabel)
Fun neighborhood with famous farmer's market (Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, year-round). Playground…
Cortney
Union Square had a Regal Theatre, there's shopping stores, a park, playground, lots of restaurants, one in…
12. Union Square
12. Union Square
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460 local reviews
Union Square, Manhattan
Mig
Mig
Fun neighborhood with famous farmer's market (Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, year-round). Playground for kids, famous Strand…
Bella (Isabel)
Bella (Isabel)
Fun neighborhood with famous farmer's market (Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, year-round). Playground for kids, famous Strand…
Cortney
Cortney
Union Square had a Regal Theatre, there's shopping stores, a park, playground, lots of restaurants, one in particular called Republic is a…