Not my favorite! There was a lot of trash and one of the slides was covered in dried brown gunk; a motorcycle blew through the park next to the playground to cut a corner; and our kid ran right out of the huge open gates into the street.
This is one of the worst playgrounds in north Brooklyn.
The biggest offense of this playground is that many motorcycles, electric scooters, and mopeds are using the playground as a thoroughfare between Beaver and Garden Streets. There are big gates on either street entrance, and riders simply buzz through here at full speed, making it very unsafe for children to be playing in the actual playground.
The wide open gates are very unsafe for children who like to run away, as our toddler did. He was halfway into traffic by the time we caught him. I'm sure it's easier for the parks department to have big open gates large enough for two tractor trailers to pull through, but it creates an incredible dangerous situation for a playground with small children.
There isn't much shade here either and the whole playground has been paved over so don't expect much relief in the height of summer. At least the frog water spray was working.
There is a small toddler section and not much else. A lot of the equipment is various climbing structures. I mostly saw adult men working out on these monkey bars. There is plenty of flat space which would be good for learning how to use a razor scooter, roller skates, or running around – assuming you don't mind the constant vehicle traffic cutting through here.
Overall this is clearly a playground the city has neglected because the primary beneficiaries are impoverished neighbors.
The playground is also directly under the La Guardia flight path with jets passing over every two minutes at peak times.
I'm pretty sure we will never come back to this playground again.
Named for the garden of Tunis Joralemon, a New Jersey native.