Hippo Playground Project

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Hippo Playground 34th Annual Spring Fair

How you can help:


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When:   Sunday, May 7th; 10 am – 4 pm (Raindate May 21st)

Where:  The Hippo Playground, 91st Street in Riverside Park

What:    An Upper West Side institution, The Hippo Playground Spring Fair features pony rides, bouncy castles, petting zoo, games, prizes, food, entertainment and more.

Why:    For 34 years, the Spring Fair has been the primary fundraiser to support The Hippo Playground. This year we are raising money to fund our free programming: Art in the Park, our Free Summer Concert Series, and the Halloween Parade, etc.

How Can You Help?

Volunteer — The success of the Fair depends on hundreds of volunteers. It is a great way to give back to the playground. Pass out hot dogs, guide children through the maze or petting zoo. The shifts are only 3 hours long. Sign up HERE.

Baked Goods — We need 60 dozen cupcakes. Email us to let us you are baking cupcakes and then drop them off the day before or the morning of the Fair.

Spread the Word — Tell your friends and neighbors about our beautiful playground and our fabulous Spring Fair.  Join our Facebook page at Hippo Playground UWS.

Please contact us at hippoplaygrounduws@gmail.com if you have any questions/comments.

*All donations are tax deductible, to the extent allowed by law.

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 30 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 newly renovated and is available for 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.



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