Things to Do in Inwood Hill Park & Isham Park with Kids
There are lots of fun things to do with kids in Inwood. But two of the neighborhood's biggest family attractions are adjacent green spaces Inwood Hill Park and Isham Park. Perched at the very top of Manhattan and separated by Seaman Avenue, they are true urban oases featuring 216 acres of thick forests, manicured lawns, sports fields, playgrounds, stunning views of the Harlem and Hudson Rivers, hills and lots of history.
The larger, amenity-filled Inwood Hill Park hosts bigger crowds, especially on weekends, while hilly Isham Park has more low-key charms like a pastoral lawn and a pretty garden. Both spots saw action during the American Revolution, and Inwood Hill Park is reportedly where Native Americans sold Manhattan to Peter Minuit.
We continue our month-long focus on Inwood with a look at all of the things to do in Inwood Hill Park and Isham Park, including places to play, picnic and learn about their incredible history.