Jaime Campiz Playground

An under-used playground squeezed between the BQE and Metropolitan Ave

Overall Score

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Rat-O-Meter

Rat-o-meter: five rats out of fiveRat-o-meter: four rats out of fiveRat-o-meter: three rats out of fiveRat-o-meter: two rats out of fiveRat-o-meter: one rat out of five
Official NYC Parks Website
Brooklyn
Metropolitan Ave and Marcy

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 so many rats in this park, you can hear them scurrying around in the woods over the sound of BQE traffic. But there is rarely anyone here and so it’s the perfect place for a private playground. 

I first took my kid here one night when he was just starting to play on the climbing equipment. He was amused that I’d taken him someplace new. 

It’s very convenient to the Birria Taco truck that parks on Metropolitan and Meeker Ave and I’ve eaten tacos here while the baby plays more.

There are weirdos who hang out here too but they’ve never bothered us. They seem mostly to sit quietly by themselves away from the actual playground. 

We don’t come here too often because the space feels really marginalized—not unsafe, but not welcoming either. There's heavy traffic all around the park, both from the BQE and from Metropolitan Avenue. Plus the rats. You can hear them.

Bruno's Review

About the Playground

Named for Jaime Campiz, a Puerto Rican-born baseball player who played in the Crotona Park League of the Bronx, the playground was founded in 1949.

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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