Playground Associate at Vesuvio

Our Fall Playground Associate is scheduled to be onsite at Vesuvio every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2-6 p.m. and Saturdays 10-6p.m. to facilitate open ended and creative free play with …

Planting Climbing Vines

Vesuvio Playground is surrounded by metal trellises that were designed for climbing vines that were never planted.  Over the years, Friends of Vesuvio Playground has done a lot of research …

Park Clean Up

NYC Parks works hard to keep our playground clean.  To support its efforts, from time to time Friends of Vesuvio Playground cleans up the playground on special days, organizes groups …

Art at Vesuvio

Friends of Vesuvio Playground regularly offers arts and crafts activities at the playground during It’s My Park Days and when playground associates are on site.  Now, we are working to …

Live Music at Vesuvio

Since 2011, Friends of Vesuvio Playground has organized live music performances for every It’s My Park Day.  Since 2014, Friends of Vesuvio Playground has participated in Make Music New York …

Garden Improvements

Since 2011, Friends of Vesuvio Playground has planted bulbs throughout the playground at least twice a year.  Children who play at the playground can take pride in knowing the beautiful …

Imagination Playground

Neighbors contributed to purchase a full set of imagination playground blocks designed by David Rockwell for use at Vesuvio Playground.  Learn more about how these blocks facilitate imaginative play for …

Funding Capital Improvements

When the paving in the playground became unsafe, a local family contributed $5,000 to repair the paving.  The particular mosaic stones were no longer available so we worked together with …

It’s My Park Days

Friends of Vesuvio Playground has been organizing volunteer participation, plantings, clean up,activities, music and play since early 2011 in coordination with Partnership for Parks.