Conservancy Reopens Two Newly Rebuilt Playgrounds this Summer

The Central Park Conservancy has recently rebuilt two playgrounds: the East 110th Street Playground, located near 110th Street and Fifth Ave and the Tarr-Coyne Tots Playground, located near 67th Street and Central Park West. These are the first playgrounds rebuilt as part of the campaign to rebuild or renovate all 21 playgrounds in Central Park.

Located across from the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, the East 110th Street Playground overlooks the Harlem Meer at the north end of the Park. The playground has been redesigned as a series of distinct play spaces connected by a winding wooden walkway and bound by a low, rustic stone wall. The playground will continue to be geared towards older children (in the 5-12 age range), as it was prior to reconstruction. Play features within each of the four circular play areas include a water-spray feature; a wood climbing structure interconnected with a slide and other play components; tire swings; and “big kid swings” (tall strap swings).

On the west side of the Park at 67th Street and located directly across a park path from Adventure Playground, Tots is one of the Park’s smallest playgrounds, and has always served the youngest of playground users. Aimed at children age three and younger, the majority of the playground is comprised of interconnected landforms, which incorporate a slide and sandbox. A water spray feature, which did not exist in the previous playground, and bucket swings complete the play experience.

Both playgrounds integrate the surrounding park landscape into their design, using low walls, lower and more transparent fencing, and planting. Both include areas of landscape within the play environment.

East 110th Street Playground.

Tarr-Coyne Tots Playground.