Bushwick Inlet Park Playground

A tiny playground with a big view

Overall Score

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Official NYC Parks Website
Brooklyn
Kent Ave at N. 9th Street, just east of the soccer field

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

This toddler only playground overlooks the east river and the soccer field just below it.  

Although relatively new compared to some other playgrounds we frequent, it is already showing its age. The equipment is fading and there is grass growing between the foam safety tiles. The water feature drain is clogged and water pools in it. The parks department doesn't seem to be maintaining this. 

The playground itself is small. While its easy to only half-heartedly watch a toddler here, it got boring pretty quickly. 

There are some wheels to turn, but not much else for sensory input. Our toddler was a lot more interested in jumping in the standing water from the clogged water feature drain than in the playground equipment. There is no separation of the water from the equipment, so it was easier to leave than fight a toddler to stay dry. 

There are nice views and a few tiny trees but not much protection from morning and midday sun. Sunsets are remarkable though with sight lines for the Empire State Building and Hudson yards. 

Overall, this is not particularly nice playground. The best use-case is probably entertaining the younger sibling of a child playing in the sports field. There are better playgrounds nearby. 

Bruno's Review

About the Playground

The park was built in 2010. It was rezoned under Michael Bloomberg when waterfront properties were zoned for high rise towers and surrounding neighborhoods had their zoning reduced, leading to higher housing costs in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. The park is adjacent to East River State park, and a fence separates the two entities. Gates between the parks are sometimes locked owning to miscommunication between the park agencies.

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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