Editor’s Note: Our week-long celebration of “Summer in Our City Dads Group Cities” heads back to New York City and a little gem of playground.
I hate going to parks alone. It always seems like the nannies, sitters and moms always stare at me like I was just released from Riker’s.
However, DeKovats Playground, a narrow triangle between the FDR and York Avenue on Manhattan’s East Side., is a breath of fresh air.
Small enough to run into familiar faces after a couple visits and enough off the beaten path to keep away from tourists.
The water fountains shooting out of the ground are a great way to cool down. My son thinks it’s hilarious to have the water shooting up his backside.
My son loves the sand pit but after witnessing a kid insanely scratching his head in the great pit of Carkoon recently I am now doing Jedi mind tricks to hold my son back from certain death by the Sarlacc.
INSIDER’S TIP: There is a hidden restroom for parkgoers inside the first set of doors entering Asphalt Green.