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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

Due to the winter storm, NYC Parks will close this afternoon at 6:00 p.m., effective until further notice. Closures include all parks and recreation centers, and signage will be posted at all parks sites.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Matthew P. Sapolin Playground

W. 70 St. bet.ween W. End Ave. and Amsterdam Ave.


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Matthew P. Sapolin Playground, formerly Playground Seventy, was renamed in 2012 to honor the former Commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, who passed away from complications due to cancer in 2011. Befitting its namesake, Sapolin Playground is a playground for children of all abilities. It features a children's garden with accessible bridges running across it, musical instruments built into the play space, and basketball courts with adjustable basketball backstops that can be lowered for athletes in wheelchairs. The comfort station and picnic tables also allow disabled access.


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Matthew P. Sapolin Playground

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Matthew P. Sapolin Playground Weather

  • Tue
    Heavy Snow
  • Wed
    Decreasing Clouds
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
  • Fri
    Chance Light Snow

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