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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
Abrams Playground
Lydig Avenue & Bronx Park East
Pelham Parkway July 6- September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Behagen Playground
Tinton Av bet. E 166 St and E 165 St
Morrisania July 6- September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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.

Echo Park
Valentine Av bet. E Tremont Av and E Burnside Ave
Tremont July 6- 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.

Loreto Playground
Morris Park Ave. bet. Haight Ave. and Tomlinson Ave.
Bronxdale June 27 - September 5

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

Marble Hill Park
Marble Hill Av bet. W 230 St and W 228 St
Marble Hill 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.

Millbrook Playground*
E. 135 St. bet. Cypress Ave. and St Ann's Ave.
Mott Haven 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.

PO Serrano Playground
Olmstead Ave. bet. Turnbull Ave. and Lafayetter Ave.
Castle Hill 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. James Park
Jerome Ave., E. 193 St., Creston Ave
Fordham 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.

Tremont Park
E 175 St to E Tremont Av bet. 3 Av and Arthur Ave
Tremont 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.

Zimmerman Playground
Barker Avenue/Britton Street & Olinville Avenue
Van Nest 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. 

Betsy Head Playground
Dumont Ave & Bristol St
Brownsville July 6- September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Brownsville Park
Linden Blvd. bet. Powell St. and Mother Gaston Blvd
Brownsville  July 6- September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Bush Clinton Playground
Lorraine, Clinton, & Henry Streets
Red Hook July 6- 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.

Carroll Park
Carroll Street & Smith Street
Carroll Gardens July 6- September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Dome Playground
Dahill Rd. bet. 37 St. and 38 St.
Borough Park July 6- September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fort Greene Park
Dekalb Ave & Cumberland St
Fort Greene July 6- 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. 

Hattie Carthan Playground
Monroe St. to Madison St. between Marcy Ave. and Tompkins Ave.
Bedford-Stuyvesant July 6 - 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. 

Kaiser Park
Neptune & Bayview Aves
Coney Island 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.
Linden Park
Vermont St. Bet. Linden Blvd. And Stanley Ave.
East New York July 6 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Maria Hernandez Park*
Knickerbocker Avenue & Starr Street
Bushwick July 6 - 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. 

McLaughlin Park
Tillary St, Jay St, Cathedral Pl, Bridge St
Downtown Brooklyn July 6 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Millennium Skate Park
68th Street & Shore Road
Bay Ridge July 6 - 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.

Sunset Park
44 St., bet. 5 Ave. and 7 Ave
Sunset Park July 6 - 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. 
Anne Loftus Playground
Broadway & Dyckman St
Washington Heights July 6 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Bennerson Playground
W. 64 St. between Amsterdam Ave. and West End Ave
Upper West Side July 6 - 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. 

Carl Schurz Park
East 84th St & East End Avenue
Upper East Side July 6 - 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.
Inwood Road Playground
Indian Road and 210th St
Inwood July 6 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
J. Hood Wright Park
Ft. Washington Ave & 23rd Street
Washington Heights July 6 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Jackie Robinson Playground
Montgomery St. between Franklin Ave. and McKeever Pl.
Upper Harlem July 6 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
John Jay Park
77th Street and Cherokee Place
Upper East Side July 6 - 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. 

Matthew Sapolin Playground
W. 70 St. between W. End Ave. and Amsterdam Ave.
Upper West Side July 6 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Morningside Park
West 123rd St. & Morningside Ave
Harlem July 6 - 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. 
Riverside Park South
Riverside Drive bet. 65 St. and 72 St.
Upper West Side July 6 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Ruppert Park
2nd Avenue btwn 90 & 91st Sts
Upper East Side July 6 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Seward Park
East Broadway & Essex St
Lower East Side July 6 - 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. Catherine's Park
East 67th & 1st Avenue
Upper East Side July 6 - 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. 

Thomas Jefferson Park
East 114th St. & Pleasant Ave.
East Harlem July 6 - 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. 

Union Square
17th St & Broadway
Union Square July 6 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Vesuvio Playground
Spring & Thompson Sts
SoHo July 6 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Washington Square Park
Washington Square northeast of 5th Ave
Greenwich Village July 6 - 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. 

Buz O'Rourke Playground
33rd Avenue & 214th Street
Bayside July 6 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Linden Playground (Park of the Americas)
Stanley Ave and Linden Blvd
Forest Hills July 6 - September 5

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

Juniper Valley Park
Juniper Blvd. bet. Lutheran Ave., 71 St. and Dry Harbor Rd.
Ridgewood July 6 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Laurelton West Playground
120 Ave & 238 Street 
Laurelton July 6 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
London Planetree Playground
Atlantic Ave., 95 Ave. Bet. 88 St., 89 St.
Ozone Park July 6 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Lou Lodati Playground (Torsney Playground)
Skillman Avenue & 43rd Street
Sunnyside July 6 - 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. 

Moses Weinstein Playground
Union Turnpike, Vleigh Pl., 141 St
Kew Gardens Hill July 6 - 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. 

Queensbridge Park
Vernon Blvd, 40 & 41 Aves
Queensbridge July 6 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Schneiderman Playground
155 Ave. Bet. 83 St. & 84 St.
Lindenwood July 6 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Yellowstone Park
Yellowstone Blvd. & 68th Avenue
Forest Hills July 6 - 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. 

Dugan Park
Tysens Avenue @ Mill Road
New Dorp July 6 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Faber Park
2175 Port Richmond terrace
Port Richmond July 6 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
12 p.m. - 8 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. 

Lt. Lia Playground
Wall St. bet. St Marks Pl. and Belmont Pl.
St. George July 6 - 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. 

Midland Beach Playground
Between Millier Field & Greely Ave
Midland Beach July 6 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

PS 55
54 Osborne St
Annandale July 6 - September 5

Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Schmul Park Playground
Wild Ave., Pearson St., Melvin Ave.
Travis July 6 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Stapleton Playground
Tompkins Ave., Broad St. and Hill St.
Stapleton July 6 - September 5 Tuesday - Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 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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