Playscape: A secluded neighborhood playground nestled among tall residential buildings, providing it (at the right time of day) with ample shade on even the hottest days. There are two play structures, one for toddlers and the other for older children; sprinklers; basketball and handball courts; and benches for seating. There are no swings or sandbox.
Safety notes: This is a sizable playground, with two separate gates for entry and exit on 16th and 17th Sts.
Public restrooms: No.
Food & drink: There are plenty of restaurants and food shops in the neighborhood, along 8th and 9th Aves. Chelsea Market is also just two blocks south on 9th Ave.