The amenity du jour: private outdoor playgrounds

June 25, 2012 01:00PM

It’s not just dog-care services that developers are now offering to lure clients into buildings; it’s also private playgrounds for children, NY1 reported.

“A new trend we are seeing now is outdoor playgrounds for children,” Shlomi Reuveni of Brown Harris Stevens, told NY1, “a very appealing concept for any buyer because of the added value to their purchase.”

The main advantage comes from convenience, NY1 said — building playgrounds are convenient and safer, and there’s not the hassle and crowds of public playgrounds around the city.

The outdoor play space has been a good marketing tool at the Laureate on the Upper West Side, Reuveni told NY1. The outdoor space at Sky View Parc in Queens, which The Real Deal recently reported was half sold, has also catered to the likes of clients, with a playground, tennis courts, a track and a dog run, to name a few of the amenities. [NY1]