The Ancient Playground in New York City's Central Park is ironically one of the park's newest features. The Ancient Playground is an Egyptian-themed playground for kids that can be found just north of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, home of the artwork that inspired the park's design. In fact, the nearest part of The Met to the Ancient Playground is the Egyptian wing of the museum.
A number of playgrounds were built in the area during the 1960s and 70s but fell into disrepair. The Ancient Playground was built after a nearby playground was destroyed during the expansion of The Met. The playground is bright, clean, and an engaging and inspiring environment for your little ones to play in. The various parts of the playground are representative of various elements of Egyptian history and mythology. You may have to point out the symbolism to the littlest ones as they'll be having too much fun to notice!
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