Chelsea Waterside Park Play Area: Renovated and Reopened!

A Chelsea park has got Time Out New York all excited!

Newly renovated Chelsea Waterside Park Play Area is every kid’s dream

In 2016, the popular playground wore down and it went through an extensive, rigorous and inclusive public process within the Chelsea community.

And on August 14th, as Time Out reported: “The Chelsea Waterside Park Play Area has officially reopened after nearly a year of renovations, and the $3.4 million in upgrades will make your kids go bananas.”

Time Out highlights: The “newly constructed water features, a fun sand area plus a new shaded region where parents can catch a breather” and “the slide, a funky multi-colored structure channeling a familiar resident of the Hudson River Park Estuary: the pipefish.”

Described by one child as, “a magic place with giant fish!” (- Chelsea Patch), the pipefish is part of the huge jungle gym:

The park’s focal point is a hulking yellow, blue and orange pipefish, with a seahorse head and serpent body, that was designed and built by Danish company Monstrum. In the center of the playground, the fish is wrapped around a tower with a spiral staircase and a slide wide enough for two to go down side-by-side.


Open daily 8am to dusk, you can get even get some post-school/work playtime in! Visit the park at West 23rd St & 11th Ave – only a short M23 Select Bus ride from the Vanguard.


 (Photos from Hudson River Park’s Facebook )


Read more about upgrades on the Hudson River Park’s site.

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