The Yard - Adventure Playground
Nolan Park - Nolan Park - Building 11
The Yard will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30).
Welcome back to The Yard, New York City’s only adventure playground! The Yard offers free weekend play from 12 – 4pm. The Yard is a kids-only space stewarded by trained playworkers. The main play area is recommended for young people ages 6 to 12 and the family play area welcomes children under 5. 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.
Rules and more information:
- The Yard will be open from 12 – 4PM Saturdays and Sundays starting April 2, 2022
- No more than 45 children at a time will be allowed in The Yard
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
See below for past programs and events on Governors Island.