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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 June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday 
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Dawson Playground
Rogers Pl. At Dawson St.
Morrisania June 27 - September 5

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

Flynn Playground
Brook Av to 3 Av bet. E 157 St and E 158 St
Melrose June 27 - September 5

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

Horseshoe Playground*
E. 165 St. And Rogers Pl.
Hunts Point June 27 - September 5

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

Hunts Point Playground
Spofford Avenue bet. Faile St. and Hunts Point Ave.
Hunts Point June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday 
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Martin Van Buren Playground*
Crotona Eas & Claremont Parkway
Crotona Park East June 27 - September 5

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

Nelson Playground
W 166 St Bet. Woodycrest Av And Nelson Av
West Bronx June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday 
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

People's Park
E. 141 St. Bet. Brook Ave. And St Ann's Ave.
Mott Haven June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday 
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Lozada Playground
E 135 St bet. Alexander Av and Willis Av
Mott Haven June 27 - September 5

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

Playground 52 LII
Kelly St Bet. Av St John And Leggett Av
Longwood June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Slattery Playground
E. 183 St. Bet. Valentine Ave. And Ryer Ave.
University Heights June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday 
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

St Mary's East Playground
Jackson Ave & St Mary's Street
Mott Haven June 27 - September 5

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

Tiffany Playground
Fox St To Tiffany St Bet. E 167 St And E 165 St
Hunts Point June 27 - September 5

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

Willis Playground
E 141 St To E 140 St Bet. Willis Av And Alexander Av
Mott Haven June 27 - September 5

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

Location Neighborhood Dates Days & Hours of Operation
Bedford Playground
Bedford Ave. Bet. S. 9 St. And Division Ave
Williamsburg June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Calvert Vaux Park Playground
Bayy 44 & Cropsey Ave
Gravesend June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - 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 June 27 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Garibaldi Playground
18 Ave. bet. 83 St. and 82 St.
Bensonhurst June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Herbert Von King Park
Marcy Ave., Tompkins Ave., bet. Greene Ave. and Lafayette Ave.
Bedford-Stuyvesant June 27 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Jesse Owens Playground
Lafayette Ave. Bet. Stuyvesant Ave. And Malcom X Blvd
Bushwick June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

John J Carty Park
Ft. Hamilton Parkway & 94-95 Sts
Fort Hamilton June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

LaGuardia Playground
S. 4 St. bet. Roebling St. and Williamsburg Bridge Ramp
Williamsburg June 27 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Lincoln Terrace
Eastern Pkwy., E. New York Ave. bet. Rochester Ave. and Portal St.
Williamsburg June 27 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Marion Hopkinson Playground
Hopkinson Ave. bet. Marion St. and Chauncey St.
Brownsville  June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Rudd Playground
Arberdeen St., Furman Ave. North Of Bushwick Ave.
Bushwick June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

St. Andrew's Playground
Atlantic Ave., Herkimer St., Kingston Ave., St Andrew's Pl.
Bedford-Stuyvesant June 27 - September 5

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

Sternberg Park
Lorimer St. Bet. Montrose Ave. And Boerum St.
Williamsburg June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Stroud Playground
Sterling Pl. To Park Pl. Between Classon Ave. And Washington Ave.
Prospect Heights June 27 - September 5

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

Vincent Abate Playground
Lorimer St & Driggs Ave
Williamsburg June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

William Sheridan Playground
Wythe Ave. bet. Grand St. and S. 1 St.
Williamsburg June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - 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 June 27 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Bloomingdale Playground
Amsterdam Ave., W. 104 St. And W. 105 St.
Upper West Side June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Carmansville Playground
Amsterdam Av, W 151 St To W 152 St
Hamilton Heights June 27 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Cherry Tree Playground
99 to 100 Sts & 3 Ave 
East Harlem June 27 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Columbus Park
Baxter, Mulberry, Bayard & Park Sts
Chinatown June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 am.. - 6 p.m. 

Frederick Johnson Playground
7 Ave. bet. W. 150 St. and W. 151 St.
Harlem June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Hamilton Fish Playground
E Houston St, Stanton St, Sheriff St, Pitt St
Lower East Side June 27 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Martin Luther King Playground
Lenox Avenue & 114th St
Central Harlem June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Poor Richard's Playground
E. 109 St. between 2 Ave. & 3 Ave.
East Harlem June 27 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Seward Park
East Broadway & Essex St
Lower East Side June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Sol Lain Playground
E. Broadway, Henry St., Gouverneur St.
Lower East Side June 27 - September 5 

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

St. Nicholas Park Playground South
W/S 7 Ave. Between W. 127 St. and W 129 St.
Harlem June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Tompkins Square Park
Ave. A to Ave. B, E. 7 St. to E. 10 St.
Lower East Side June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Location Neighborhood Dates Days & Hours of Operation
Astoria Heights Playground
30th Road & 45th St.
Astoria June 27 - September 5 

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Athens Playground
30th 29 St, 30 St, 30 Ave, Newtown Ave
Astoria June 27 - September 5

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

Bayswater Park
Beach Channel Drive & B32nd St.
Rockaway June 27 - September 5 

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Beach 30th Playground
Boardwalk between Beach 29-30 Sts
Rockaway June 27 - September 5 

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Beach 59th Street Playground
Boardwalk & Beach 59-60 Sts
Far Rockaway June 27 - September 5 

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Bowne Playground (PS 20)
Union Street & Sanford Avenue
Flushing June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Linden Playground (Park of the Americas)
Stanley Ave and Linden Blvd
Forest Hills June 27 - September 5

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

Maple Playground
Kissena Blvd. Bet. Maple Ave. & Franklin Ave.
Flushing June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Playground for All Children
111-01 Corona Avenue
Corona June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Location Neighborhood Dates Days & Hours of Operation
De Matti Park*
Tompkins Ave., bet. Chestnut St. and Shaughnessy La.
Rosebank June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Grandview Playground
Grandview Ave. at Continental Pl.
Mariners Harbor June 27 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Levy Park
Castleton Avenue @ Jewett Avenue
Port Richmond June 27 - September 5 

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

McDonald Playground
Myrtle Avenue & Broadway
West Brighton June 27 - September 5 

Tuesday - Saturday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

*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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