Croton Dam Playground


Location: Croton-on-Hudson
Parking: large lot
Traffic: busy only in high season
Fee: paid entrance, seasonally

Suggested Age: 2-5
Tot Friendly: yes
Gated: split fence between grass and parking lot
Sandbox: no
Swings/Baby Swings: no
Play equipment: one climbing structures, slides, movable parts


A nice, but small, playground with lots of shade and a hiking trail to a huge dam.  It has one climbing structure with a higher 4′ side with double slides and some movable parts to play with.  They are connected by a few of those wide, uneven posts.  The smaller side has harder steps to climb but an interesting zigzaggy slide that little kids love because they have to wiggle and it bounces them around.

There are benches and picnic tables next to the playground and a huge, open, grassy area between there and the dam.

Ground cover: mulch/dirt
Shade: yes
Restrooms: yes
Concessions: no
Picnic Tables: yes
Fields/Courts: no, open grassy area

Water feature: the damn
Dogs: on leash

How to get there: From the Taconic State Parkway, take Underhill Ave west.  Right on 129. Pass over the reservoir.  Down the hill on the left, you’ll see a big brown sign for Croton Gorge Park. Drive down the hill and over the bridge.  Park in the back near the playground.

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