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Dan Ross Playground

A small neighborhood playground overlooking the Gowanus Expressway

The main piece of climbing equipment with slides and platforms in Dan Ross Playground

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Not Your Nanny's Review

Playground Papa's Review

Not the most impressive playground, but it's a really lovely little neighborhood spot. 

Pier 26 Science Playground

A fancy new playground on the waterfront

Two giant sturgeon sculptures make up the main body of the pier 26 playground

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Not Your Nanny's Review

Playground Papa's Review

This playground has been the talk of the town because of the two large fish sculptures at the center of it. They are big and beautiful, but not especially fun. 

Blue and Yellow Playground

A great neighborhood playground with a large piece of climbing equipment.

The slide and climbing area of the blue and yellow playground in Cobble hill

Overall Score

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Rat-O-Meter

Rat-o-meter: five rats out of fiveRat-o-meter: four rats out of fiveRat-o-meter: three rats out of fiveRat-o-meter: two rats out of fiveRat-o-meter: one rat out of five

Not Your Nanny's Review

Playground Papa's Review

This neighborhood playground is focused on a large piece of climbing equipment, but offers a lot of choice.

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Playgrounds In ManHattan

Pier 26 Science Playground

A fancy new playground on the waterfront
Two giant sturgeon sculptures make up the main body of the pier 26 playground

116th Street Playground

A modern playground in Morningside Park
The 116th Street playground in Harlem and Morningside Park includes climbing equipment and many levels of platforms

Playgrounds In Queens

Gantry Plaza State Park - Rainbow Playground

A state-owned playground in a waterfront park
The slides were crowded and the kids didn't want to play on the climbing equipment nearby

Grover Cleveland Playground

A big fun playground with lots of wacky structures.
The equpiment at the Grover Cleveland Playground includes giant hot air balloon-style structure

Playgrounds OUTSide New YORK CITY

Hasbrouck Park - Kingston

A suburban playground with a lot of climbing structures
The main playground structure in Hasbrouck Park playgorund in Kingston

Starr Playground - Rhinebeck

A big, suburban playground with a lot of options
The triple slide at the Starr Playground in Rhinebeck

More Brooklyn Playgrounds

Dan Ross Playground

A small neighborhood playground overlooking the Gowanus Expressway
The main piece of climbing equipment with slides and platforms in Dan Ross Playground

Blue and Yellow Playground

A great neighborhood playground with a large piece of climbing equipment.
The slide and climbing area of the blue and yellow playground in Cobble hill