Police Officer Moira Ann Smith Playground
The Madison Square Park playground was dedicated to NYPD Officer Moira Ann Smith on March 10, 2012. Officer Smith was one of the many officers and emergency responders who answered the call of duty and selflessly gave their lives in order to save others on September 11, 2001. As a member of the 13th Precinct, Officer Smith served Madison Square Park and the surrounding neighborhood and we pay tribute to NYPD’s only fallen female officer.
Our award-winning playground is open year-round from 7am to dusk.
Entrances are located just inside the park at Madison Avenue and 25th and 26th Streets.
The Mad. Sq. Park Teaching Artist can be found in the Police Officer Moira Ann Smith Playground each Monday and Wednesday from June 1 – September 30 with free hands-on creative arts activities at 10am and 2pm. Children are encouraged to participate in free flowing art-based activities. Adult supervision is required. Art in the Park is every Monday and Wednesday except on the last Monday of each month.
EXPLORE! program is held at the Exploration Station on Thursday mornings with the Mad. Sq. Kids Teaching Artist and participate in the Mad. Sq. Kids EXPLORE! Program. This program consists of self-guided activities organized by six themes: Art in the Park, Science and Nature, Playground Adventure, Stepping Through Time, Park Patrol, and Games. You can find the Exploration Station on Farragut Lawn or in Police Officer Moira Ann Smith Playground.
Reading Rangers series will introduce children of all ages to literature through storytelling presented by one of our dedicated partners each Tuesday and Friday from June 2 – September 29 at 10am in or around the Police Officer Moira Ann Smith Playground. Adult supervision is required.
Seasonal highlights include:
Sprinklers & 15-foot waterwheel.