Hecksher Playground in Central Park, at Midtown, is a fantastic playscape for energetic children. An enormous fenced area with a great variety of terrain for children to explore. We have been there a few times in the past, but this was our first visit in the Summer time. We made our way there recently with Friends, with the purpose of playing in the great water park. The children ran around for hours, while we Mothers sat on shaded benches and chatted. Commenting often that we felt very lucky to be able to catch a train and bring the children to a great day out in the city, the beauty of living in New York. With the impressive backdrop of Manhattan sky scrappers and the rocky hills and trees of Central Park, Hecksher Playground is great outdoor space to visit with children, so very unique to NYC.