Challenge you friends to a fun board game while in the park

A variety of games are available daily to entertain you as you pass time in the park. For summer 2020, please visit the Activity Station at the Reading Room to borrow games.


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Fifth Avenue Terrace, in front of the New York Public Library

COVID-19 precautions

To ensure the safety of our visitors and our staff, we have introduced enhanced sanitizing measures for the Games area.

  • Games are sanitized after use. Additionally, visitors are welcome to sanitize a game before use themselves using provided disinfectant wipe.
  • Table tops and chairs will be wiped down between uses.
  • We have selected a variety of games that are easily cleaned and have limited pieces.
  • Furniture is spaced out to accommodate social distancing.
  • Games Host onsite can assist in setting up socially distant games (example: two people play chess at nearby tables each with their own board, and echo one another’s moves on their own board).

Activity Station

​Our new Activity Station for summer 2020 is located at the Reading Room. There you can borrow games and other equipment for park amenities. ID required to borrow equipment, more information on the Activity Station page here.