Here are 5 places for sale with outdoor play space for kids

Austin Havens-Bowen
By Austin Havens-Bowen  |
July 29, 2020 - 12:30PM

This two bedroom, one and a half bath in Cobble Hill is asking $1,225,000 and has a private backyard with a CedarWorks playset.


New York City apartments with outdoor areas where kids can play are in high demand right now since Covid-19 has limited many outdoor summer camps and activities, and students will be learning from home for much of the week when the school year starts.

Right now, you can find a variety of places for sale that have private outdoor space with a playset or are in a building that has shared outdoor play equipment. If you want a house with a private backyard, you’ll have the most luck in Brooklyn and Queens. If you prefer apartment living, some co-ops and condos in Manhattan have courtyards with small playgrounds. 

So if you have children and need outdoor play space for them to burn off their energy, here are five houses and apartments for sale that fit the bill in Marine Park, Cobble Hill, South Harlem, Lenox Hill, and Hell’s Kitchen.

23 Cheever Pl., #2, Cobble Hill

This two bedroom, one and a half bath is asking $1,225,000. It has a private backyard with a CedarWorks playset and a patio. The apartment has high ceilings, a fireplace, an in-unit washer/dryer, wide-plank oak floors, new molding and baseboards, and stainless steel appliances. Brooklyn Bridge Park and restaurants like Libertador and Vekslers are nearby. 

1718 Madison Pl., Marine Park

This three bedroom, one and a half bath is asking $999,000. It has a private backyard that currently has an above-ground pool, playset, and two-car garage. Inside, there’s hardwood floors, lots of windows, a skylight, stainless steel appliances, and a full basement. Marine Park and restaurants like Quentin Pizza and Nagoya Sushi are nearby.

312 West 119th St., #3N, South Harlem

This two bedroom, two bath is asking $1,295,000. Apartment #3N has custom shelving, a walk-in closet, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, hardwood floors, recessed lighting, and an in-unit washer/dryer. The building has a private courtyard with play equipment plus a fitness center, parking, and bike storage. Morningside Park and restaurants like Hop House Harlem and Harlem Burger Co. are nearby.

240 East 79th St., #12B, Lenox Hill

This two bedroom, two bath is asking $1,350,000. The co-op has high ceilings, hardwood floors, large windows, two walk-in closets, and an eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The building has a private courtyard with a playset and BBQ, plus private storage, a bike room, and laundry room. Central Park and restaurants like Sojourn and Quality Eats are nearby.

445 West 54th St., #Garden C, Hell’s Kitchen

This two bedroom, two bath is asking $1,450,000. The garden-level apartment has a private patio and a wooded area with a path. Inside, there’s hardwood floors, large windows facing the outdoor space, an in-unit washer/dryer, stainless steel appliances, and a master suite with a walk-in closet. There’s an ongoing assessment of $263 per month. DeWitt Clinton Park and restaurants like Taboon and Han Sushi are nearby.


Austin Havens-Bowen

Austin Havens-Bowen


Austin Havens-Bowen is a writer and reporter. He previously covered local news for the Queens Ledger and The Hunts Point Express in the Bronx. He graduated from Hunter College with a BA in media studies. He rents a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria with his boyfriend and their two cats.

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