The Reconstruction of the East 79th Street Playground

The Conservancy’s Planning, Design and Construction team has developed plans to rebuild the East 79th Street Playground, just south of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Often referred to as “The Three Bears Playground” (after the bronze sculpture by Paul Manship that adorns a seating plaza at one of the playgrounds two entrances), it is one of the Park’s smaller playgrounds and accommodates the youngest playground users. The project will build on unique and successful aspects of the existing design while increasing the play value for toddlers and addressing current standards for safety and accessibility. Construction is expected to begin this winter.

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The East 79th Street Playground.