DEAL ENDS: 08/19/19 at 11:59PM.
Discover a great package deal for tickets to Billy Johnson Playground with Central Park Bike Tours
Billy Johnson Playground
Get there with Central Park Bike Rentals
Billy Johnson PlaygroundThe Highlights
This playground's design was inspired by the landscapes of Central Park.
Constructed in the mid-1980s primarily from natural materials, to replace a Robert Moses-era playground, Billy Johnson Playground, is one of the Park's most distinctive play spaces. Envisioned as a microcosm of the larger Park, it also includes a stone bridge, evocative of the nearby Pond's Gapstow Bridge. Water figures prominently in the design, which incorporated the idea of a stream with stepping stones. The playground's lush plantings create ample shade and divide up the space, creating small play "rooms." Additional features include bucket swings and a small amphitheater, ideal for picnics and other gatherings. The playground's most popular feature is a granite slide set into a hill, scattered with plantings and rocks, making it appropriate for Preschool and School-age children.