Hippo Playground Project


Contact us: hippoplaygrounduws@gmail.com

The Hippo Playground Project

The Hippo Playground Project is an all-volunteer, community based affiliate of the Riverside Park Conservancy that works in conjunction with the Parks Department to maintain the playground and provide free activities for the community.

For over 35 years, The Hippo Playground Project has improved and maintained equipment and provided free activities for one of the Upper West Side’s favorite playgrounds. The popularity of the playground is a testament to the amazing care and concern the neighborhood has for one of its treasures. This year the Hippo Playground Project in addition to lovingly maintaining Hippo Playground, is working on improvement projects in neighboring playgrounds.

The Hippo Playground Project will continue to offer FREE children’s programs and events: Summer Art in the Park; Children’s July Concert Series; Fall pumpkin carving, and our annual Halloween Parade.

Hippo Parkhouse

The playroom at the Hippo Playground is available for birthday party bookings. Click here to see pictures of the new space and for pricing/available times if your interested in having your child’s birthday party in the Hippo playroom.

***Please note: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the Hippo Parkhouse is currently not available for rental. When this changes, we will update this page with the latest information***