Located on the far Eastside of Manhattan, you can see Yankee's Stadium from Holcombe Rucker playground. I like this playground because it has all the basics: Monkey Bars, Swings, Sprinkler. The area is spacious and the bathroom in the vicinity is a plus. The hard-rubber tiles are curling around the edges so be careful while playing running games (or if your with some new walkers). The playground is located next to the Rucker's Basketball courts. While we were there they were setting up for a night game, with announcers and all. If you've never watched a streetball game in NYC than you are missing out. The one problem that comes with the popular courts is the surplus of non-kid adults and litter.
• Bathrooms in Park • Next to Rucker's Basketball Courts
• Some Non-Kid Adults
What It's Got
• 6 Swings • 4 Baby Swings • Shower Sprinkler • Seal Statue • 3 Jungle Gyms • 7 Slides • Monkey Bars • 3 Rickety Bridges • Hard-Rubber Tile (Old and Curling)
What Parents/Nannies Should Know
• 60% Shaded • Plenty of Benches • Lots of Blindspots • Bathrooms in Park • 2 Entrances • Some Litter • Some Non-Kid Adults
• Rucker's Basketball Courts
Ratings: (Out of 5)
"I like this place because they have swings. Finally!"
"I like the seal and the swings."