Madison Square Park

From Fifth to Madison Avenues, btwn E. 23rd & E. 26th Sts.
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Nearest subway station: N-R @ 23 St.
Nearest elevator subway station: B-D-F-M-N-Q-R @ 34th St.

Park features: Green space, a playground, a dog run, Shake Shack.

Playground: Named for NYPD Officer Moira Ann Smith, who died on Sept. 11, 2001. Features include two age-specific play structures, sprinklers and a 15′ waterwheel, and bucket swings. In the summer, there are supervised arts and crafts offered by Mad. Sq. Kids, a free program for children that also includes summer concerts and the bi-annual Kids Fest.

Playground safety notes: Although this isn’t a huge playground, it can get very crowded and therefore hard to see children who are at different ends of the park.

Public restrooms: Yes. NYC’s first Automated Public Toilet is located in the southeast corner of the park, at Madison Ave. and E. 23rd St. For 25 cents, you get 15 minutes in a unisex restroom that is automatically cleaned and dried after each use.

Food & drink: The original Shake Shack is located in the southern end of the park.

Other info: There is free WiFi throughout the park (registration required).

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