From Broadway to Union Square East, btwn E. 14th & E. 17th Sts.
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Nearest subway station: 4-5-6-L-N-Q-R @ 14 St.-Union Sq.
Nearest elevator subway station: 4-5-6-L-N-Q-R @ 14 St.-Union Sq. (Note: Partial accessibility only. There is an elevator between street and station at the NE corner of E. 14th St. & Union Sq. E., and between station and platform for L-N-Q-R trains only. You have to use stairs to get to and from the 4-5-6 trains.)
Park features: Green space, a playground, a dog run, the city’s largest Greenmarket.
Playground: Three different sections for different age groups. In the first, for the youngest children, are a large play structure, a sandbox with water feature, and bucket and special needs swings. In the second section are sprinklers, assorted climbing equipment, two tall slides, a tunnel slide, and speaking tubes. In the final section, for the oldest children, are a giant metal dome, a suspended spinning wheel, and a climbing wall.
Playground safety notes: Although the playground is surrounded by trees, it doesn’t get a lot of shade. The slides and dome are made of metal and can get very hot. This is also a busy playground, but it is helpful that the different sections are separated by gates. There are two gates for entry into the playground.
Public restrooms: Yes, in the third section of the playground. There is a changing table.
Food & drink: The Greenmarket is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8AM-6PM. There are also plenty of restaurants around the park, as well as a Whole Foods on Union Square S. and a Trader Joe’s on E. 14th St. btwn 3rd Ave. & Irving Pl.