A few weeks ago, I finally had the chance to visit Franklin Children’s Garden and I loved it!
To get to the Garden, you have to walk past Centreville Amusement Park (near Centre Island ferry) and cross the bridge to go towards the fountains. To your right, you will eventually notice the cute splash pad (beyond the reflecting pool with fountains).
I suggest you walk by it and reach the lovely entrance to the Children’s Garden further west (promising the kids you’ll return to enjoy the water fun once you’ve explored the Garden).
The site is peppered with bronze statues of characters from Franklin the Turtle (Kids Can Press beloved books for 6 to 7-year-old readers). They’re part of the decor, enjoying the place as we do. Expect Franklin, Bear, Rabbit, a goose, a snail and a beaver.