Floating Forest

Created by artist Tatjana Kunst, this interactive exhibit will run throughout the season.

Open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Located on the boardwalk in the South Bathhouse past the beach and pool entrance.

Take a walk through an underwater forest and engulf yourself in the mystical world of the sea while being surrounded by the floating magical creatures that are both fascinating and fearsome – jellyfish.

Public art has arrived at Playland Park, and Westchester County Executive George Latimer unveiled the first art exhibit on the boardwalk in over five decades. Called the Floating Forest, ceramic jellyfish are suspended from the ceiling at varying heights with lights casted down upon them, creating an engaging and interactive piece that both adults and children alike can enjoy.

The exhibit was created by artist Tatjana Kunst, who was inspired to create the work after suffering a severe jellyfish sting as a child. “From that day, I found myself in awe of this creature so beautiful, yet so capable of harm,” she said. “This Floating Forest takes a potentially harmful organism and turns it into one of beauty.”