Public Parks with Water Perks

Cooling down in the hot city is easy at public parks with water perks. Get wet with our kid-friendly picks.

Cooling down in the hot city is easy at public parks with water perks. Get wet with our kid-friendly picks.

Chelsea Waterside Park

Water shoots from Dr. Seuss-like “raindrop” sculptures, collects in pools and squirts from wall-mounted jets as adults lounge under shady umbrellas. W. 23rd St. & 11th Ave.

Washington Square Park

The park’s fountain is iconic—and ideal for a toe dip or ankle-deep wade. Washington Square N., at Fifth Ave.

Pier 6 Playground

This new spot is off to a splashy start with an educational “water lab” and kiddie “slide mountain.” Brooklyn Bridge Park, at Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn

Heckscher Playgound

Fountain sprays and jet-filled tunnels relieve warm Central Park strollers. Entrance at Central Park So. & Seventh Ave.

William Frierson
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