6. Diana Ross Playground – Central Park West
In 1983, world famous musician Diana Ross promised to pay for a children’s playground in Central Park, with the proceeds of a free televised concert that took place in Central Park. According to an article in People in 1984, Ross told then Mayor Ed Koch that the concert did not make a profit. So using her own money (and money from the city) the playground named in her honor was opened in 1987.