Herbert Von King Park

Two separate playgrounds in a large tree-filled park

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Official NYC Parks Website
Brooklyn
Lafayette Ave at Tompkins 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

Herbert Von King Park is a little green emerald, filled with tall, old trees, and two playgrounds on either side of the Amphitheatre. 

Both of these well-shaded playgrounds are on the older side. The primary emphasis is on the climbing structures which have stairs and slides and fire poles. 

The older kids' playground also is next to basketball courts. 

Since the park has barbeque grills and allows grilling, also near the playgrounds, there are a lot of children's birthdays. There have been parties each time we've been here, usually on the toddler's side.

On the toddler side there is a concrete tiger, which of course attracted the attention of our toddler, although he struggled to ride it. The toddler section is much like the one for older children, but scaled down – stairs, ladders, slides. 

These are definitely older designs and lack a lot of the sensory equipment of newer playgrounds, but also there aren't any of those weird rope climbing things. 

This is a great park, and not necessarily even for the playgrounds. They are a nice bonus, and a great way to entertain smaller kids during shows the Amphitheatre, but probably not worth going out of the way to visit – but the park overall is. 

Bruno's Review

About the Playground

One of the first public parks in Brooklyn, its named for Herbert Von King, a local community leader who died in 1985.

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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