Isn’t it funny that children who hate showers love playing in the sprinklers. That isn’t really specific to Poppenhausen Playground in College Point, Queens, but it was the case for us.
Sometimes simplicity is the best thing. That is why the Joseph E. DeVoy playground in Forest Park, Queens, is not only one of my kids’ favorite parks but mine.
Triassic Playground in Queens is a nice park, never too crowded and the breeze off the water will refresh everyone during the warmer months.
Pack up the car and head to Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City for lots of fun — even when the water is off.
I should have taken a clue that maybe a move to suburban Forest Hills wasn’t such a good idea when I ventured out the first night to see police taping off a huge part of the street.