DeSalvio Playground is not a pretty space, nor is it bucolic. Street noise abounds, so the space is rarely calm, but there are four picnic tables and at least 15 benches available for the weary to rest or enjoy a nosh. Street noise can’t be avoided at the playground as it’s on the corner of Spring and Mulberry Streets. A quieter option is available nearby at the Elizabeth Street Garden, but that space has only one or two tables available should you wish to eat.
DeSalvio Playground would be a good stop if you have small children to entertain, as the playground has swings and other play equipment to keep them occupied, and spray showers are provided in the summer for the kids to cool off. As a consequence, it may be crowded with screaming children, so proceed with caution. If the space isn’t overwhelmed by children, bring your lunch, a coffee, and a book and chill.
8:00 a.m. to dusk every day
Street (at the corner of Mulberry Street), New York, NY 10012