Park features: A playground, basketball courts, picnic tables, plenty of leafy trees.
Playground: There is one mega play space for older toddlers and bigger kids (with features including arm rings and a climbing wall), and a much smaller play space for babies and toddlers. Plus: 8 bucket swings, 3 tire swings, a small playhouse, and a water play area in a semi-amphitheater.
Playground safety notes: This is a big playground and it can be hard to see children who are at different ends of the park. There are also two points of entry/exit.
Public restrooms: Yes.
Food & drink: There are restaurants and food shops along 1st and 2nd Aves.
Other info: The park is home to the St. Vartan’s Park Play Group, which is an affordable, not-for-profit cooperative for parents and preschool-aged children. The space also may be rented for birthday parties. Call (212) 447-6035 for information.