c. Martin Seck

Splash Pad Named Best of New York

March 10, 2015

New York Magazine has named the Splash Pad at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside as Best Kids’ Cool Down in its 2015 Best of New York issue.  This is the second year in a row that the Alliance has been featured in Best of New York, with the Donald and Barbara Zucker Natural Exploration Area named Best Playground last year.

The Splash Pad, offically known as the Matilda Raffa Cuomo Water Playground, is the LeFrak Center’s free water play area for kids 12 and under. Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the water feature welcomed over 30,000 visitors last summer. Featuring 47 water spray jets and covering 16,000 square feet, Splash Pad is largest water play area in Prospect Park. In addition, the LeFrak Center offers roller skating, the Bluestone Café, and surrounding landscapes for picnicking and relaxation.