Check Out the New J.J. Byrne Playground: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Friday, May 11, 11 a.m., join the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation for the ribbon cutting of the redesigned and reinvigorated J.J. Byrne Playground at the Old Stone House and Washington Park (Fifth Avenue between Third and Fourth Streets).

The new elementary play area features equipment with custom interpretive panels designed by artist Julie Peppito that relate to the farming and Revolutionary history of the Old Stone House; they’re great for image searches, rubbings, and making zeotrope images. Older children can climb, crawl, and bounce through an amazing piece of interactive climbing equipment. There are still swings, game/cafe tables, and beautiful new perimeter gardens. The Parks Department and the Old Stone House look forward to greeting friends and neighbors when the playground officially opens — and be sure to pick up a free Old Stone House activity book!