Can’t convince your kids that perusing art at the Met or the Whitney is a fun way to spend a summer day? How about gazing at larger-than-life sculptures outside on your way to one of their favorite shops or playgrounds or while exploring a new part of the city? Click through to see four amazing public art installations that kids and adults alike will enjoy.

Red, Yellow and Blue

New York based- artist Orly Genger has transformed Madison Square Park with 1.4 million feet of brightly-colored (red, yellow and blue as you might guess), layered, hand-knotted rope. How much rope your kid's might ask? Enough to span the length of Manhattan nearly 20 times! After you explore this magical exhibit, check out the playground, which has a 15-foot water wheel.

Set it:
Madison Square Park
Now through September 8, 2013, lawns open Tues.-Sun., 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm (weather permitting)

Image:  Installation view of Orly Genger’s Red, Yellow and Blue (2013) in Madison Square Park. Photo by James Ewing / Courtesy of Madison Square Park Conservancy.

Which have these outdoor art displays have you visited?

— Julie Seguss