Dean Playground

Overall Score

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Rat-O-Meter

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Official NYC Parks Website
Brooklyn
Dean Street between 6th Ave and Carlton Ave

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 somewhat neglected playground, the quiet neighborhood space has plenty of sporting activities adjacent to the playground equipment. 

The equipment is well worn, and the paint is chipping off. There have definitely been numerous paint jobs through the years because you can see the many different colors used to paint this equipment. There were also several missing swings with nothing but the nubs of chain hanging from the crossbar.

The pieces here are pretty typical of older playgrounds across the city, and despite the decay, they are a lot of fun. It's easy to climb up one side and slide down the other and keep that infinite loop going. 

There's a good bit of open space here for running around, which our toddler did plenty of chasing after a pigeon. But half of this is asphalt and the rest is old rubber tiles. 

One thing worth noting is pushing a stroller here can be a challenge thanks to the NYPD's personal vehicles haphazardly parked on the sidewalk on both access streets. We also saw a streetcleaner drive down the center of the street because alternate side parking apparently only applies to taxpayers. The whole area has military police state vibes, so considering the dilapidated state of the playground, it's probably one we'll avoid in the future. 

Bruno's Review

About the Playground

The playground was unofficially called Dean Street Playground by locals until it was finally renamed in 1987. Parks opened the playground in 1948. It was renovated in 1970, and a synthetic field installed in 2009.

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:
May 13, 2024

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