Forsyth Park’s toddler/preschooler playground is reopened after being closed for a few years during the $4.7 million refurbishment to the fort adjoining the playground.
The playground is one of two playgrounds at Forsyth. The other one, for older children, remained open during the renovations.
When the fort’s visitors’ center and Mansion-run cafe open on Feb. 5, there will finally be access to clean public bathrooms at Forsyth Park! No more porta-potties.
The Mansion-run cafe at the center serves Starbucks coffee, breakfast, lunch, desserts, juices, ice cream, even wine and beer as well as organic dog treats! It’s open 7 AM-7 PM.
The spanking new fort now has a canopied stage and spray fountain, where kids can play in the water during the warm months similar to the spray fountains at Hull Park in Ardsley Park.
The Forsyth Park playground, which now has a rocking toucan and duck replacing the old alligator, is ideal for younger children. My 3-year-old especially loves the low overhead bars because he can reach them on his own. Other features include baby and standard swings, low-climbing area with slides, tunnel etc.; benches; water fountains for people and dogs.