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Kids in Motion

Children playing a game with a playground associate

Kids In Motion gets children in NYC “off the couch” and into playgrounds. By introducing children to physical activity in a fun, non-competitive environment, Kids in Motion can help them be more active through adulthood. Kids in Motion staff lead four to seven hours of free activities for children per day, including organized sports, games, fitness demos, guided walks, board games, water games and more!

This program has been enhanced with funding from the mayor's Community Parks Initiative. For more information on our parks equity program, visit the Community Parks Initiative page.  

How to Join

Kids in Motion is free to join, and no registration is required! Just head to the playground during the listed hours of operation. Occasionally, a Kids in Motion daily program may be cancelled due to harsh weather or other conditions.

Location Neighborhood Dates Days & Hours of Operation
Claremont Park
Clay Ave., Anthony Ave. between Mount Eden Pkwy And E 170 St
Mt. Eden April 18 - June 26

Wednesday - Friday
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Clark Playground
3 Ave. bet. E, 145 St. and E. 144 St.
Mott Haven TBD

TBD

Flynn Playground
Brook Av to 3 Av bet. E 157 St and E 158 St
Melrose April 18 - June 26

Wednesday - Friday
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Gouverneur Playground
3 Av Bet. E 170 St And St Paul's Pl
Claremont TBD

TBD

Horseshoe Playground*
E. 165 St. And Rogers Pl.
Hunts Point April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Hunts Point Playground
Spofford Avenue bet. Faile St. and Hunts Point Ave.
Hunts Point April 18 - June 26

Wednesday - Friday
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Martin Van Buren Playground*
Crotona Eas & Claremont Parkway
Crotona Park East April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Nelson Playground
W 166 St Bet. Woodycrest Av And Nelson Av
West Bronx April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

People's Park
E. 141 St. Bet. Brook Ave. And St Ann's Ave.
Mott Haven April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Lozada Playground
E 135 St bet. Alexander Av and Willis Av
Mott Haven April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Playground 52 LII
Kelly St Bet. Av St John And Leggett Av
Longwood April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

PO Serrano Playground
Olmstead Avenue between Turnball and Lafayette Aves.
Castle Hill TBD

TBD

Slattery Playground
E. 183 St. Bet. Valentine Ave. And Ryer Ave.
University Heights April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

St Mary's East Playground
Jackson Ave & St Mary's Street
Mott Haven April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Tiffany Playground
Fox St To Tiffany St Bet. E 167 St And E 165 St
Hunts Point April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Willis Playground
E 141 St To E 140 St Bet. Willis Av And Alexander Av
Mott Haven April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Location Neighborhood Dates Days & Hours of Operation
Bartlett Playground
Whipple St., Bartlett St., between Throop Ave. and Flushing Ave.
Williamsburg April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Bedford Playground
Bedford Ave. Bet. S. 9 St. And Division Ave
Williamsburg April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Calvert Vaux Park Playground
Bayy 44 & Cropsey Ave
Gravesend April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Dyker Beach Park
86 St., Belt Pkwy. bet. Bay 8 St., 14 Ave., and 7 Ave.
Dyker Heights April 18 - June 26 Wednesday - Sunday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Garibaldi Playground
18 Ave. bet. 83 St. and 82 St.
Bensonhurst April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Jesse Owens Playground
Lafayette Ave. Bet. Stuyvesant Ave. And Malcom X Blvd
Bushwick April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

John J Carty Park
Ft. Hamilton Parkway & 94-95 Sts
Fort Hamilton April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Linden Park
Vermont St. Bet. Linden Blvd. And Stanley Ave.
East New York TBD TBD
Marion Hopkinson Playground
Hopkinson Ave. bet. Marion St. and Chauncey St.
Brownsville  April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Maria Hernandez Park*
Knickerbocker Avenue & Starr Street
Bushwick TBD TBD
Mclaughlin Park
Tillary St, Jay St, Cathedral Pl, Bridge St
Downtown Brooklyn TBD TBD
Rudd Playground
Arberdeen St., Furman Ave. North Of Bushwick Ave.
Bushwick April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

St. Andrew's Playground
Atlantic Ave., Herkimer St., Kingston Ave., St Andrew's Pl.
Bedford-Stuyvesant April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sternberg Park
Lorimer St. Bet. Montrose Ave. And Boerum St.
Williamsburg April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Stroud Playground
Sterling Pl. To Park Pl. Between Classon Ave. And Washington Ave.
Prospect Heights April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Vincent Abate Playground
Lorimer St & Driggs Ave
Williamsburg April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

William Sheridan Playground
Wythe Ave. bet. Grand St. and S. 1 St.
Williamsburg April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Location Neighborhood Dates Days & Hours of Operation
Abraham Lincoln Playground
5 Ave. And E. 135 St.
East Harlem April 18 - June 26 Monday - Friday
11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Bloomingdale Playground
Amsterdam Ave., W. 104 St. And W. 105 St.
Upper West Side April 18 - June 26 Monday - Friday
2 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Carmansville Playground
Amsterdam Av, W 151 St To W 152 St
Hamilton Heights April 18 - June 26 Monday - Friday
2 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Cherry Tree Playground
99 to 100 Sts & 3 Ave 
East Harlem April 18 - June 26 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Columbus Park
Baxter, Mulberry, Bayard & Park Sts
Chinatown April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Frederick Johnson Playground
7 Ave. bet. W. 150 St. and W. 151 St.
Harlem April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Hamilton Fish Playground
E Houston St, Stanton St, Sheriff St, Pitt St
Lower East Side April 18 - June 26 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Jackie Robinson Playground
Montgomery St. between Franklin Ave. and McKeever Pl.
Upper Harlem TBD TBD
Martin Luther King Playground
Lenox Avenue & 114th St
Central Harlem April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Morningside Park
West 123rd St. & Morningside Ave
Harlem TBD TBD
Poor Richard's Playground
E. 109 St. between 2 Ave. & 3 Ave.
East Harlem April 18 - June 26 Monday - Friday
2 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Seward Park
East Broadway & Essex St
Lower East Side April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sol Lain Playground
E. Broadway, Henry St., Gouverneur St.
Lower East Side April 18 - June 26 Monday - Friday
2 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
St. Nicholas Park Playground South
W/S 7 Ave. Between W. 127 St. and W 129 St.
Harlem April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Park
East 114th St. & Pleasant Ave.
East Harlem TBD TBD
Tompkins Square Park
Ave. A to Ave. B, E. 7 St. to E. 10 St.
Lower East Side April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Location Neighborhood Dates Days & Hours of Operation
Astoria Heights Playground
30th Road & 45th St.
Astoria April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Bayswater Park
Beach Channel Drive & B32nd St.
Rockaway April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Beach 30th Playground
Boardwalk between Beach 29-30 Sts
Rockaway April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Beach 59th Street Playground
Boardwalk & Beach 59-60 Sts
Far Rockaway April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Bowne Playground (PS 20)
Union Street & Sanford Avenue
Flushing April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Charybdis Playground
Shore Blvd and 23 Ave
Astoria April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Maple Playground
Kissena Blvd. Bet. Maple Ave. & Franklin Ave.
Flushing April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Park of the Americas
41 Ave., 42 Ave. Bet. 103 St. And 104 St.
Corona April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Playground for All Children
111-01 Corona Avenue
Corona April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Queensbridge Park
Vernon Blvd, 40 & 41 Streets
Queensbridge TBD TBD
Location Neighborhood Dates Days & Hours of Operation
De Matti Park*
Tompkins Ave., bet. Chestnut St. and Shaughnessy La.
Rosebank April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Grandview Playground
Grandview Ave. at Continental Pl.
Mariners Harbor April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Levy Park
Castleton Avenue @ Jewett Avenue
Port Richmond April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

McDonald Playground
Myrtle Avenue & Broadway
West Brighton April 18 - June 26

Tuesday - Friday
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Stapleton Playground
Tompkins Ave., Broad St. & Hill St.
Stapleton TBD TBD

*This site is a a Free Summer Food Program site. NYC Parks coordinates with the Free Summer Food Program to offer healthy and delicious lunches to all participants. The lunch component teaches children that good nutrition is also an important factor to leading a healthy life.

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