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Diana Ross Playground

Diana Ross Playground

Jan 1 @ 7:00 am - Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm

Central Park, Diana Ross Playground
West 81st Street & Central Park West
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All

FREE

Summit Rock, the highest natural point in Central Park, provides a shady (climbable) backdrop to this pretty playground. A large wooden climbing structure with multiple levels of platforms and decks links to ladders, slides, and tire swings, all set in a naturalistic sand area. Also enjoy toddler swings and spray showers in the summer.

Named after the  famous singer, who funded the construction of the playground following her concert in 1983 on the Great Lawn. No bathrooms, but across the street from the Natural History Museum (where all city kids should be member, not just for the bathroom usage).

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