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Ithaca Children's Garden

Closed Now: 07:00 - 19:00
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A Wonderland for Kids

Our grandkids love this park. They can run and explore freely. It's a great place to spend an hour... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
Bayou-Babies
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Port Lavaca, Texas
The best outdoor play space in Ithaca

The Garden is free, well-maintained and tons of fun. My children love the Anarchy Zone where the... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
carolyng2017
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Ithaca Children’s Garden is an award-winning 3-acre public children’s garden designed for kids, enjoyed by all, and driven by a mission to inspire the next generation of environmental stewards. First time to Ithaca? Make sure ICG is on your...more
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121 Turtle Lane, Intersection of Taughannock Blvd in Cass Park., Ithaca, NY 14850
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

Our grandkids love this park. They can run and explore freely. It's a great place to spend an hour or a day.

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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

The Garden is free, well-maintained and tons of fun. My children love the Anarchy Zone where the unstructured materials change all the time. They can build, roll, dig and get muddy while their imaginations run wild. I also love that they can water and interact...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2018

We love visiting the Children's Garden with our two small children. There's an "Anarchy Zone" where children are encouraged to create, pretend, play with various items, material, etc and anything is allowed-- it's piles of dirt, various swings, fort-type builds from other children, among other...More

Thank Kelley C
ErinMarteal, Executive Director at Ithaca Children's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

I'm so glad you love visiting Ithaca Children's Garden... thank you for your positive review!

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

So we tried to visit this garden last weekend and couldn’t find it using the street address the location didn’t exist in our navigation program or on Apple maps. Too bad luckily our daughter didn’t understand where we were headed so she wasn’t disappointed we...More

1  Thank ecurranrx
ErinMarteal, Executive Director at Ithaca Children's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

I'm so sorry to hear you couldn't find the Garden. We have a new address and unfortunately google maps does not yet reflect the street itself. Usually searching "Ithaca Children's Garden" will provide the right directions if "121 Turtle Lane" does not show up. If...More

Reviewed 26 July 2018

Fenced in safe area across from the Cayuga Inlet with gardens and hands on fun for kids. Note that it is also across from the entrance to the Black Diamond Trail for hiking and biking that runs 8 1/2 miles to Trumansburg. The Cayuga Inlet...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

A great place to explore nature with a young child. Ages 5 to maybe 10 can make their own fun in the Anarchy Zone, where adults are encouraged to let them get dirty amid old tires, ropes, boards and other materials for making forts, etc....More

1  Thank CayugaCarolyn
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We visited it in afternoon. Nobody there. Few hens in a small place, many nice flowers not so healthy (water?), A dry mud "pond". There was nothing to do there. We staied less than 30 minutes in a very hot afternoon.

Thank 74valentinar
ErinMarteal, Executive Director at Ithaca Children's Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

You definitely caught us in a long dry hot spell. Such is garden life! Things do dry up without the rain, and become lush again when rain falls again. I hope you'll come back another time on a cooler day!

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We all had a wonderful time exploring the free Children’s Garden. We had to encourage the kids to move on and find something new because they wanted to stay and play in the water, roll in the tubes, swing in the tents, water the garden,...More

1  Thank nreidy
Reviewed 21 December 2017

ICG is an amazing resource to have in our community. The anarchy zone is probably my favorite place in Ithaca to bring the kids--they can truly be kids there!

1  Thank JakeM513
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We stopped by in the morning and it was lovely. Much to do for toddlers, from digging in the large sandbox to watering the plants to the giant toddler play area. Well maintained given it's a non-profit managed by volunteers.

1  Thank traveleratnyc
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