Heckscher playground

Welcome to Heckscher Playground, a fun-filled destination for kids and families located in the heart of Central Park! This playground is one of the largest in the park, covering an area of more than 1.8 acres, and offers a wide range of activities and amenities that are sure to keep children entertained for hours.

Named after August Heckscher, the former Parks Commissioner who oversaw the development of Central Park in the early 20th century, the playground features an array of equipment for children to play on, including swings, slides, climbing structures, and more. Kids can also enjoy the sandbox and water play area, which are perfect for hot summer days.

In addition to the playground equipment, Heckscher Playground is also home to several sports fields and courts, including basketball, handball, and volleyball. There's even a roller hockey rink, making this playground a great spot for older kids and teenagers to burn off some energy.

After a fun-filled day of playing, families can unwind and relax at the picnic area and grab a bite to eat from one of the nearby food vendors. And for those looking for more adventure in Central Park, be sure to check out our bike and pedicab tours, which provide a unique and exciting way to explore the park's many wonders. Whether you're a local or a visitor, Heckscher Playground is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a fun and memorable day in Central Park.

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Central Park Bike Tour
Price from $89 usd

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Central Park Pedicab Tour
Price from $89 usd

Explore Central Park in style with our Central Park pedicab tour! TripAdvisor has ranked our tour as one of the top 5 things to do in Central Park. Our tour covers the entire length of Central Park, offering an ama...

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