7th st between Avenues A and B
One of the two "other" playgrounds in Tompkins Square Park, this particular one is colorful and quiet at best. Again, I'm not sure who decided to use fake tires for the tire swings, but they tip over instantly if only one child tries to swing. The hard-rubber tiles are starting to curl at the edges, so be careful not to trip. That being said, the girls had fun here. We had the whole place to ourselves which made a game of hide and seek a lot more comfortable. But let's be honest, if you are going to go to Tompkins Square, chances are you are going to visit the state-of-the-art playground merely yards away.
• Very Shaded • Quiet
• Empty • Dinky
What It's Got
• Tire Swing (Fake Swing) • Slide • Balance Beam • Bridge • Monkey bars • Trashcans • Hard-Rubber Tile/Pavement Ground
What Parents/Nannies Should Know
• Mostly Shaded • 1 Entrance • Dirty (Litter on the ground) • Plenty of Benches
• 7A (try the tuna melt or the mozzarella sticks) • Bathrooms in the Northern end of the park, between Ave. A and B, north of the dog park
Ratings: (Out of 5)
"I wish the tire swing swung!"
"I like to hide under the bridge like a troll!"