Discovery Walks for Families: Shakespeare Garden
Central Park, Belvedere Castle
Suggested Ages: 4-5 to 11-14
Join a family-friendly guided walk in this four-acre landscape named for the famed English poet and playwright. Learn about its history, design, and what it takes to maintain a healthy and beautiful garden through hands-on exploration and guided activities in a complementary Discovery Journal. This garden features flowers and plants mentioned in Shakespeare’s poems and plays and is designed to resemble the Bard’s native English countryside.
Young Urban Planners: Playground Adventure
Join Conservancy guides for an intergenerational summer adventure at one of Central Park’s iconic playgrounds. Explore the playground’s structures and landscape through fun, hands-on activities to learn about the design and urban planning principles that shape Central Park’s play spaces. Fun for budding urban planning enthusiasts and playground regulars.
Happening weekly at different playgrounds throughout…More info
This big playground invokes Egyptian themes with climbable pyramids, a large sand lot and a spray shower that represents Egypt’s Nile River in reference to the ancient Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art next door. Lots of slides, tunnels and concrete bridges plus bucket, tire and strap swings are perfect for…More info
Billy Johnson Playground
This rustic playground hosts an amazing 45-foot granite slide nestled into a rocky hill, bucket and tire swings, and an amphitheater and miniature stone bridge made of natural materials like plants, stone, and wood at a child’s scale.More info