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John Jay Park

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This is a very good park. There is a pool and water sports activities. This is a ideal place for... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2018
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Great little park with a wonderful view and bathrooms!

John Jay Park on the Upper East Side is a hidden jewel of a park that is more known to the locals... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2018
Justin W
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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  • Average8%
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5 Jun 2018
10 Mar 2018
“Great little park with a wonderful view and bathrooms!”
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FDR Dr., E 76 St. To E 78 St., New York City, NY 10075
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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

This is a very good park. There is a pool and water sports activities. This is a ideal place for family with young kids to spend time.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

John Jay Park on the Upper East Side is a hidden jewel of a park that is more known to the locals than to the tourists. It has spectacular views of the East River and Roosevelt Island, beautiful contemporary art work and most important, clean...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Justin W
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

A neighborhood family park surrounded by high rise and low rise apartments. Has multiple water play devices as well as usual playground devices. Of note, there is a large public swimming pool with lifeguards on premises. The park is mainly frequented by families with small...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Michael K
Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

Love coming here with grandchildren. And is just off the drive . It is nice size and not that crowded. Which is just fine for small children and vigilant grandparents. Good place firvthem

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Allansha
Reviewed December 13, 2016

This is a well kept playground with lots of amusements for young children. You can call it a modern playgrounds with equipment like: Swings, Merry go round, lovely Sandbox, slide, and more. After 2 hours of enjoying and playing, t was time to go back...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Sharon_zz
Reviewed November 12, 2016

This is a small park near the East River, with a swimming pool closed in the fall and winter, but otherwise open for playgrounds for kids, tennis and handball courts, and benches for everyone. The city puts on a number of courses in the park...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank robcurtross
Reviewed July 22, 2016

This is a great park with a big swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts, playgrounds for kids, and plenty of benches to sit and enjoy the weather and river breezes and the fascinating life of the Upper East Side. To the west, the charming Cherokee...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank robcurtross
Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

The park has a number of benches and a playground for the kids, but a lot of concrete. If you want a place to walk or see the river head a little further north to Charles Schurz park.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank emme45
Reviewed January 23, 2016

I love walking my dogs here. I love swimming in the free city pool here. And most of all, this is the perfect park to live next to, never leave the apartment all weekend, watch episode after episode of Scandal, make dark chocolate bread pudding,...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank FurFaceArt
Reviewed September 26, 2015

So many families enjoy this park. There is a section for the younger children to play in. Older children can use the basketball court or bring their tennis rackets and hit balls with the makeshift court. In the back of the park there are exercise...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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