Coney Island Playground

A playground on a beach

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Official NYC Parks Website
Brooklyn
W 12th Street on the beach

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 playground on the beach is a unique place to play, especially when its not even in the middle of summer. 

This is a fairly simple playground, but its unique location literally on the beach makes it special. Just in front of the famous Wonder Wheel and a hundred feet from the boardwalk, the entire playground is one giant sandbox, aka the beach. 

This isn't exactly a complicated structure, although it does have a circular path that our toddler loves to run around. 

There's no slide, which is probably for the better given how hot it would get. There's no shade here, which makes it hot in the summer. There's also no protection from the wind, which is more of a problem in the winter. 

We've been here twice, both in March a year apart, and it served as a great stop for a few minutes of playing. 

The salty air and wind-blown sand certainly take a toll on this equipment. There are many layers of paint, and they are all peeling off. Plus the little roof structure is rusting badly. 

This is essentially an entirely in accessible playground. Even in the summer, the ADA beach access mats don't really go here.

Overall this is a fun spot that was great for our two-year-old, and he still liked it a year later when he was about to turn three. This is one of our favorite destinations on Coney Island, at least since Shoot the Freak was shut down.

Bruno's Review

About the Playground

There's not actually much information about this little playground since the city considers it part of the larger Coney Island beach and boardwalk. But that does give us a chance to say the boardwalk turned 100 back in 2022. The city has been pushing to replace the wooden boardwalk, made from rare, tropical hardwood, with plastic, which is just what we need more of in the ocean.

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:
March 17, 2024

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