You know those days when your kids are climbing the walls? Maybe even literally, climbing the sofas, the beds, and anything else they can scale in your apartment? Head out to one of these NYC playgrounds where you’ll find nets, pyramids, walls and more to climb that’ll put traditional jungle gyms to shame.

Photo courtesy of Hudson River Park

Pier 25 Play Area at Hudson River Park

Pier 25 Play Area at Hudson River Park in Battery Park, is one of downtown's favorite playgrounds. Yes, you could play in one of the sandpits or water areas - but most kids head straight for one of the climbing walls, any of the climbing boulders (huge slabs of stone fitted with climbing pegs) or the big climbing dome-shaped net. While you're there, you can check out the skateboard park, play miniature golf or watch the volleyball players. When climbing and playing wears you out, walk down the pier to find ice cream or hot dogs.

Location: Pier 25, between Harrison and North Moore St., cross at North Moore, Battery Park

Transport: A, C, or E train to Canal St.; 1, 2, 3 train to Chambers St.; or the M20 or M22 bus

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Looking for more of NYC’s best playgrounds? Check out Red Tricycle’s post on Manhattan’s Top 10 Coolest Playgrounds and 5 Playgrounds Perfectly Sized for Toddlers.

Where does your little climber like to burn off energy? Tell us in a Comment.

–Stephanie Pedersen