Rockefeller Park playground is back online

In the good news department, Rockefeller Park’s playground (we called it the net playground) is back in action after a full renovation — it opened Oct. 16. And neighbors say it has siphoned off some of the crowds at Washington Market Park.

Everything seems to be back in order, even the manual merry-go-round.

This is the fourth and final (for the foreseeable future) playground repair project the Battery Park City Authority has completed since 2019; already finished are Kowsky Plaza (just south of the North Cove), Teardrop’s water play area and the PS 89 playground.