Please be advised that our permit system is currently undergoing maintenance and will be unavailable today, Monday, February 19, to return tomorrow, February 20.


play:groundNYC operates a 50,000 square foot junkyard playground on Governors Island. play:ground’s trained staff provides materials and supervision so that young adventurers may have the chance to work with tools and building materials and explore physical, social and emotional problem solving. With the provided support, space and materials, young people can take control, construct, create and establish their own agendas. Learn more at