Main Street Playground

A ship-themed playground with views of the Manhattan Bridge

Overall Score

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Official NYC Parks Website
Brooklyn
Main Street and Plymouth Street

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

I love this ship themed playground in the middle of DUMBO. 

Even though this playground was crowded, it was large and a fun change from the standard formats around the city. The main piece of equipment is a large deconstructed sailing ship – easily a pirate ship for the creative minds. 

The other elements of the playground are on theme too with other smaller boats for climbing and for water and even a rowboat-shaped sandbox. The water feature includes a steamship. This entire playground is the product of someone thinking through the theme and really letting their imagination run wild. 

There are plenty of platforms for the kids to run around on, and ramps and stairs to climb. There are a few loop-shaped paths to follow on and off the equipment, and there is even a ramp onto the main ship's deck. 

Since this is DUMBO afterall, the playground is in the shadow of the Manhattan Bridge. There are plenty of tourists in the area, but the playground is fairly well secluded and surrounded by trees. 

There are lots of slides and plenty of ways of using the imagination in this playground. The one element that was lacking was the amount of sensory equipment. There were a few items tot play with, but compared to some of the more modern playgrounds, the selection was very limited. 

This is absolutely a destination playground. We'll be back, not just because DUMBO is a popular destination, but because the playground itself is worth another visit.

Bruno's Review

About the Playground

The playground is part of the Brooklyn Bridge Park along the East River waterfront. The playground is betweenn the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge at the northern end of the 1.3 mile park.

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:
November 28, 2023

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