Huge sturgeon playground at Pier 26, New York City


At Hudson River Park, amongst towering skyscrapers and the hustle and bustle of New York City, you'll find two huge sturgeons. The impressive fish stretch across 24.3 meters and measure 12.8 meters at the highest point. The brand-new science playground is not only fun to explore and play at, it's also an interactive environment packed with learning opportunities - a great resource for NYC families!

Children playing at Sturgeons playground in New York City
Net play feature at sturgeons playground


The larger-than-life Atlantic and shortnose sturgeons are designed to immerse kids in the marine life of the Hudson River - combining play and learning seamlessly. Short, fun facts on the structures describe the fish and their habitat and on the insides of the structures, kids can discover the major organs of the sturgeon and travel through their digestive system.

The playground is designed with all abilities in mind and meets the standards for accessibility laid out by ADA. Features such as ramps, transfer platforms, and low, broad openings to the large sturgeon make the playground inclusive for many ages and abilities.



Rendered visual demonstrating accessible features at sturgeon playground

Rendered visual illustrating accessible features.

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Low, wide entrance to huge sturgeon playground structure

Ground-level accessible entrance to the huge Atlantic sturgeon playground structure.

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Shortnose sturgeon wooden playground sculpture in New York City

The smaller shortnose sturgeon is also packed full of fun play features.