Time Out Kids’ Lee Magill searched high and low for the city’s best playgrounds and the Conservancy is excited to announce we made the list!
Published: April 25, 2012
Moira Ann Smith Playground
Four teal turrets announce the newly dedicated Moira Ann Smith playground, named for the only female NYPD officer to perish on September 11, at the northern end of lush Madison Square Park. Variously sized play structures, plus a colorful area with a towering waterwheel and water-spouting alphabet blocks, mean the space is packed with mini fun-seekers year-round. Add to that summer kids’ concerts in the park just outside plus the proximity of Shake Shack and the spot’s practically a day trip in itself. Madison Square Park between 24th and 25th Sts (nycgovparks.org).