Banneker Playground

A sparse, neighborhood playgound

Overall Score

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Brooklyn
Marcy Ave and Kosciuszko

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

Playground Papa's Review

A spacious playground, there was plenty of room to run around on pavement, but not much in the way of equipment. 

The playground is meant for toddlers as there were no larger climbing pieces. The camel was a fun addition – but we had just come from another playground with a camel, so it wasn't as unique as we thought it was. 

There was nothing unique about this playground. We happened to be walking by so we stopped – and we had already been to another playground earlier that afternoon. Our toddler got bored pretty quickly with this one, and it was time to move on.  

It would probably make a nice neighborhood destination, but it is catty-corner to Herbert Von King Park which has a better playground and open park space – that might explain why this one was empty.

The bathrooms were surprisingly unlocked and in good condition. There was even a changing table inside. 

Bruno's Review

“That’s a nice playground”

About the Playground

Named for Benjamin Banneker, a writer and mathematician. The first playground on the site was built as part of the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression.

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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