Fodor's Expert Review Great Lawn

Upper West Side Park/Playground

This truly great 14-acre oval has endured billions of footsteps, thousands of ball games, hundreds of downpours, scores of concerts, and even the crush of people attending one papal Mass. Yet it's the stuff of a suburbanite's dream—perfectly tended turf (a mix of rye and Kentucky bluegrass), state-of-the-art drainage systems, automatic sprinklers, and careful horticultural monitoring. The area hums with action on weekends and most summer evenings, when its softball fields and picnicking grounds provide a much-needed outlet for city folk (and city dogs) of all ages.

Park/Playground Green Views Pet Friendly Free Family

Quick Facts

Midpark between 81st and 85th Sts.
New York, New York  USA

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