620 West 42nd Street (btwn 11th & 12th Aves.)
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Nearest subway station: A-C-E-N-Q-R-S-W-1-2-3-7 @ Times Sq.-42 St.
Nearest elevator subway station: A-C-E-N-Q-R-S-W-1-2-3-7 @ Times Sq.-42 St.
Playscape: Nestled in between two apartment towers is a public park featuring a monumental Tom Otterness sculpture in the form of a reclining man, whose torso and limbs double as climbing structures and slides. Just yards away is a smaller play structure for younger children. The park also features green space, tables and seating, a dog run, and plenty of shade and breeze.
Safety notes: There are two points of open entry (i.e. no closable gates), on 41st and 42nd Sts. The 41st St. entrance is very close to the play structures so care must be taken that little children do not run out on their own. There is a lot of shade, but the sun will creep over the park in the afternoon.
Public restrooms: No.
Food & drink: In the driveway of the apartment complex is a Think Coffee shop, and there is also Sunac Natural Market on the corner of 42nd and 11th. For more gourmet fare in a family friendly setting, try Gotham West Market three blocks away.