Ennis Playground

A newly renovated playground in Gowanus

Overall Score

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Official NYC Parks Website
Brooklyn
11th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue

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 modern playground offers plenty of appeal for the local neighborhood, but is not really particularly unique. 

It's a bit of a hike downhill from the 4th Avenue Subway station. I had been hoping this was going to be a great adventure, but our toddler was more interested in scooting around the grassy area than playing in this playground. 

The style and colors match many of the most recently installed playgrounds, and there is quite a lot of sensory play elements for the little children. Like many of the new playgrounds, there is a big emphasis on weird climbing things made out of rope and less on structures to climb on. 

The water was spraying when we were there, and that's another problem – there was no separation of any kind between the playground and the water. That makes it hard to keep a smaller child dry when they are running between pieces of equipment. Why splash pads aren't enclosed separately is really a confusing design choice. 

Eventually our toddler grew tired of the playground and announced he was ready to go home. He scooted right out through the wide gates that didn't stay shut, and headed halfway up the hill before I caught up with him. 

Bruno's Review

About the Playground

Thomas Ennis was an Irish immigrant and Brooklyn alderman.

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:
June 11, 2024

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