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Indoor spaces offering public programs & galleries on Governors Island require proof of COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with the Key to NYC Executive Order. Click here to review all health & safety protocols prior to your visit.

Indoor spaces offering public programs & galleries on Governors Island require proof of COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with the Key to NYC Executive Order. Click here to review all health & safety protocols prior to your visit.

Nolan Park - Nolan Park - Building 11

Wel­come back to The Yard, New York City’s only adven­ture play­ground! The Yard offers free week­end play from 12 – 4pm, with Covid safe­ty pro­to­cols in place. The Yard is a kids-only space rec­om­mend­ed for young peo­ple ages 6 to 18, stew­ard­ed by trained play­work­ers. The Yard sup­plies young peo­ple with loose parts mate­ri­als for build­ing, explor­ing, imag­in­ing and destroy­ing. In addi­tion to free week­ends, The Yard also offers sum­mer camp, school field trips, birth­day par­ties and spe­cial pro­grams, all with adher­ence to CDC guide­lines. This year The Yard can­not offer a fam­i­ly play area.

Rules and more information:

  • The Yard will be open from 12 – 4PM Sat­ur­days and Sundays
  • No more than 45 chil­dren at a time will be allowed in The Yard
  • Chil­dren must be over 5 years old
  • Masks are required

What to bring:

Waivers: Each child will need a sep­a­rate waiv­er to par­tic­i­pate in either adven­ture play or fam­i­ly play area. play:groundNYC rec­om­mend par­ents fill out the waiv­er online pri­or to visiting.

Waivers are also avail­able at the entrance of play:groundNYC where staff or vol­un­teers will be able to answer questions.

Shoes: Closed-toe shoes are required. play:groundNYC has a lim­it­ed selec­tion of loan­er shoes on site.

play:groundNYC is a non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cat­ed to trans­form­ing the city through play. Their play­work­ers sup­port children’s play at our adven­ture play­ground — The Yard — and through part­ner­ships with com­mu­ni­ty orga­ni­za­tions in diverse neigh­bor­hoods across New York City.

Getting to Nolan Park
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier
Nolan Park - Nolan Park - Building 11