If you are in the big Apple, almost all of the large children’s playgrounds are equipped with some kind of water feature. Each one is unique with structures that are way colorful and so cool you’ll find yourself hanging around longer than you had anticipated.

Tear Drop Park, Battery Park NYC – Water sprays, super long water slide that dumps kids in a massive sandbox, geysers and nice water play area.  Warren St, NYC.

Ancient Playground, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Vicinity - features Egyptian themed water blasts and pyramids.  Central Park, East Side, NYC.

Chelsea Waterside Playground - Hudson River Park. 2017 renovations with two water play areas, massive new snake like structure with slides, climbing areas, sculptures. 557 W 23rd St, NYC

Hudson River Park Pier 51 Water Park - Meatpacking District, West Village. Water filled playground with a creek, geysers, dumping buckets. Hudson River Greenway, NYC.

Heckscher Playground, Southwest corner of Central ParkClimbing pyramid surrounded by bridges, moats and tunnels. Massive play complex next to rock mountain, perfect for climbing or sunning.  65th St Transverse, NYC

Pier 51 Playground - playground features climbing equipment and slides, water and sand play, a pretend boat hull and benches.  Hudson River Greenway, NYC.

Washington Square Water Fountain - Get drenched in this humongous water fountain, shooting water skywards from the middle of the fountain, and then back down into a wading pool.  Greenwich Village, NYC.

Nelson A. Rockefeller Playground -  a large playground, water and sand table,sprinkler area, climbing net and the gazebo, plantings and gardens and several public art pieces, and a pavilion.  North end of Battery Park City, west of River Terrace, NYC.

Arthur Race Terrace - Upper West Side outside the American Museum of Natural History. Kids can cool down on this one-acre terrace adjacent to the Rose Center for Earth and Space, with four jets cascading into the air. Great for a cool down in this calmer water experience.

Spiral Fountain, Financial District. A beautiful fountain with water jetting from the surface and spiralling down. Battery Place and State St

Playground for All Children, Queens - Designed to accommodate children with or without disabilities. Features a network of ramps connecting to jungle gyms, slides, swings and a 12 foot suspension bridge with a village and a sprinkler area. Corona