Greenpoint Playground

An aging playground surrounded by new luxury high rise buildings

Overall Score

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Rat-O-Meter

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Official NYC Parks Website
Brooklyn
Franklin, Commercial, Dupont

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

There are some beautiful trees in this playground but notmuch shade. Luckily the benches do tend to get a bit but less so for theclimbing equipment. 

I was surprised to find a changing table in the bathrooms, and these are new and in good condition by comparison to many parks. 

The equipment is a bit boring here. Standard climbing sets for toddlers and older kids with platforms, ladders and slides but nothing especially noteworthy. It’s a great workhorse playground but not with going out of the way for. 

There’s a classic tic tac toe game and twisting slide. 

The water feature doesn’t appear to be in working order. Overall, the park isn’t well maintained. Grass is uncut and growing out of every hole. Weeds are growing in the cracks around the rubber mats, and the bench paint is peeling. 

There is a view of the Chrysler building from the playgound.

Bruno's Review

About the Playground

The city first acquired the land for the playground in 1925. For years, the waterfront lots along Commercial Street and West Street were abanonded making this playground particularly remote.

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:
October 25, 2023

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