20 Cool Playgrounds


Teardrop Park (New York, N.Y.)

Teardrop Park is a green oasis in New York City's Battery Park City, and is one of those special spaces that many locals don't even know about.

The park's grounds offer lush greens and interesting geologic formations, including rock seats in the reading area. The park displays artwork by Ann Hamilton and Michael Mercil, and there's a bluestone ice / water wall that divides the park between a grassy side and the play areas. The playgrounds feature a large, metal slide, as well as water and sand elements (sand pits and boxes) inspired by the Hudson River Valley.