Kids in Motion

The Kids in Motion program engages children in active, outdoor play. An NYC Parks staff member leads four to seven hours of free activities in NYC’s playgrounds, including organized sports, games, fitness demos, board games, water games, and more!

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

Kids In Motion Service Changes

Please check back later for our summer 2020 schedule.

Please note: This summer, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we're offering FREE pop-up programs with limited attendance so that you can have a safe and enjoyable time in parks. Based on New York State guidance for sports and recreation during COVID-19, we’ve put protocols into place to keep our participants and staff safe and healthy. We're asking everyone to help us stay safe:

  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance between households
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands

Additionally, we encourage participants to bring their own hand sanitizer to Kids in Motion sites. Programs may be modified, rescheduled or cancelled due to weather, health, or safety concerns.

How to Join

Kids in Motion is a free, drop-in program without registration. Children can head to the playground during the listed hours of operation to participate. Occasionally a Kids in Motion program may be cancelled due to harsh weather or other conditions.

Please note: We recommend that guardians accompany children participating in this program. Kids in Motion is not a child care program and NYC Parks is not responsible for the well-being of attendees.

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