Part of a larger recreation complex with a baseball, turf field, and concrete sports fields, this playground can get very busy on the weekends when there are sporting events. Otherwise, its a great neighborhood playground.
We were early for a playdate deeper into Bushwick and decided to stop in. A few other times we've walked by but actually decided to avoid it because the playground was overwhelmingly crowded – usually when there is a big activity at the baseball field.
It was mostly empty though the day we showed up. The playground is divided into two sections with the water splash pad in between the equipment. We were there in late fall so the water was turned off.
Our toddler quickly found the toddler side of the playground boring, and then raced over to the other side. The equipment for older children was less interesting for him though because to really use this side required hanging on monkey bars or hoops. He changed his mind and raced back to the other side. I was really glad the water was turned off at this point because he would have been very wet.
He did the slides again, but overall he grew bored pretty quickly and started running out of the playground into the other parts of the park, which was a good indication it was time to go.
The equipment in this playground though is of an era that I generally like, albeit this specific configuration apparently wasn't fun enough. Toddlers are fickle I guess.
Overall this is a great little playground though with lovely trees and seating. It's one of the nicer and more modern playgrounds in Bushwick, and I'm not surprised it can get busy. It's not necessarily worth a special trip, but it sure feels like a great local place to bring a kid.
There are two Bushwick Playgrounds in Brooklyn. Another is located on Flushing Avenue as part of the Bushwick Houses. In addition to the playground, there is a baseball and soccer turf, basketball courts, an volleyball.