Tarr Family Playground

Historic playground in Central Park

Overall Score

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Rat-O-Meter

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Official NYC Parks Website
Manhattan
W 100th Street Entrance

Features

Neighborhood
Bathrooms
No
Yes
, But NEARBY
Shade:
No
Yes
Water feature:
No
Yes
Sandbox:
No
Yes
Drinking Fountain
No
Yes
Additional DETAILS BELOW

Reviews

Not Your Nanny's Review

This is one of my favorites! It’s very unique, from the fixtures to the overall setup and paths that cross between the various sections.

It’s well-enclosed from Central Park, which is nice because you won’t be able to see your kid once they start running around. Ours first discovered how to climb up a wall, and how to go over a rope bridge - it’s a good place for firsts. The splash pad is really fun, and there’s a lot of empty sand for free play. You could spend a whole day here tbh.

Playground Papa's Review

Bruno's Review

About the Playground

Designed by architects Ross, Ryan, and Jacquette in 1973 as part of the "adventure-style" playgrounds that had emerged in the 1960s.

Additional Features

Equipment

Slides:
Yes
No
Tic Tac Toe:
No
Yes
Toddler Swings:
No
Yes
Belt Swings:
No
Yes
CHIMES / Drums:
No
Yes
Tunnel:
No
Yes
PicNic Tables:
No
Yes
Suspension Bridge:
No
Yes

Climbing equipment

LaDDERS:
No
Yes
CLIMBING WALL:
No
Yes
ROPE:
No
Yes
STAIRS:
No
Yes
RAMP:
No
Yes
Monkey Bars:
No
Yes
Chain Ladder:
No
Yes
Weird Climbing Thing:
No
Yes

Accessibility

Sensory Panels:
No
Yes
Other Sensory Equipment:
No
Yes
Accessible Swing:
No
Yes
Balance Beam:
No
Yes
RAMP:
No
Yes
Last updated:
February 6, 2024

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