Carroll Park Playground

A busy playground in the heart of Carroll Gardens

Overall Score

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Official NYC Parks Website
Brooklyn
Smith at President and Carroll Street

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

On a Sunday afternoon with the farmers market next to the playground, this is a busy destination for many. The strollers were parked three deep. 

The toddler section is segregated from the older kids' equipment. It's a useful feature when the playground is packed since it helps keep track of your kids. It didn't exactly stop our toddler from racing between the two sections. 

The toddler section has a long elevated platform with lots of different ways of getting up and down. They were all pretty simple though and our toddler found a lot more stimulation on the opposite side of the playground. 

Overall what I like about this playground is there is plenty of up, down, and platform items to play on. The layout didn't have great sightlines to keep track of your kid, but there were many different layers of gates so it was unlikely a toddler would run off into the street. 

Two things that stand out here: the elephant statues are a fun addition, and more playgrounds should have weird animal statues. Second, there was a big tire swing that constantly had children playing on it, and maybe that's a sign there should be more tire swings. 

The park is a popular one since it's in the middle of a busy business district – grab a new book at Books Are Magic and head on over. I'm sure we'll be back to this one soon. 

Bruno's Review

About the Playground

The third oldest park in Brooklyn named after Charles Carroll, the park received $1.4m in 1994 for a renovation. The park is also supported by the Friends of Carroll Park.

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:
December 4, 2023

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