NYC is a playground for adults—literally! With giant swings at Pier 35 and massive slides at Governors Island, you’ll be embracing your inner child in no time.
Don’t forget to visit NYC’s beautiful island getaway before the summer ends…and stop by Slide Hill!
Slide Hill is part of Governors Island’s tremendous man-made landscape feature “The Hills.” The “audacious feats of engineering and design” rise up to 70 feet above sea-level, offering incredible views of New York Harbor.
There’s “Grassy Hill,” with lots of green space and comfy Adirondack chairs for lounging back and watching NYC boats in action; “Discovery Hill,” which features trees and shrubs plus an art installation by acclaimed British artist Rachel Whiteread; “Overlook Hill,” which rises 70 feet and offers 360-degree views of the Statue of Liberty & the city skyline; and of course, “Slide Hill,” which rises 40 feet and is has four slides, including New York City’s longest one!
It clocks in at a whopping 57 feet long and three stories high, with plenty of twists and turns so you get the ultimate thrill.
Of course, safety measures are in place, like a hand washing station at Slide Hill that you are asked to use after your ride.
As for visiting the island, instead of just hopping on the ferry as usual, visitors must reserve ferry tickets in advance through a new reservation system. As of now, you only need a reservation for the way there, and can return to Manhattan at your leisure. Face masks are required for ferry rides and indoor parts of the island. You can read more about all the new safety measures as well as how to book your ferry ticket on their website here.
So, will you brave a ride?!
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