American Playground

A busy park serving Greenpoint's Franklin Street retail district

Overall Score

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Official NYC Parks Website
Brooklyn
Franklin Street and Noble

Features

Neighborhood
Bathrooms
No
Yes
, But NEARBY
Shade:
No
Yes
Water feature:
No
Yes
Sandbox:
No
Yes
Drinking Fountain
No
Yes
Additional DETAILS BELOW

Reviews

Not Your Nanny's Review

A hot, busy park in downtown Greenpoint. It could use some more trees and shade, but the location is great for shoppers and pizza-eaters alike. Settle in while your partner picks up dinner supplies at Big Night and a slice at Paulie Gee’s, then make them wait while you go into Word. Your kid will be amused enough playing on the bulldozer toy.

Playground Papa's Review

A great spot to grab a slice from Paulie Gee's Slice Shop and let the kids run around while eating, this playground's appeal is the proximity to the shops, bars, and restaurants on Franklin Street

Bruno did have a particularly good time playing on the bulldozer-styled climbing equipment. There were some good knobs to twist.

I have found the drainage here isn't great and puddles can form around some of the equipment.

There is often a lot of people here on weekends because its in the center of the retail area.

Bruno's Review

About the Playground

The playground is not as patriotic as it sounds. The name comes from the American Manufacturing Company that owned the land the playground sits on as part of it's five-block complex.

Additional Features

Equipment

Slides:
Yes
No
Tic Tac Toe:
No
Yes
Toddler Swings:
No
Yes
Belt Swings:
No
Yes
CHIMES / Drums:
No
Yes
Tunnel:
No
Yes
PicNic Tables:
No
Yes
Suspension Bridge:
No
Yes

Climbing equipment

LaDDERS:
No
Yes
CLIMBING WALL:
No
Yes
ROPE:
No
Yes
STAIRS:
No
Yes
RAMP:
No
Yes
Monkey Bars:
No
Yes
Chain Ladder:
No
Yes
Weird Climbing Thing:
No
Yes

Accessibility

Sensory Panels:
No
Yes
Other Sensory Equipment:
No
Yes
Accessible Swing:
No
Yes
Balance Beam:
No
Yes
RAMP:
No
Yes
Last updated:
October 25, 2023

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