Maria Hernandez Park

A busy playround in the heart of Bushwick

Overall Score

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Official NYC Parks Website
Brooklyn
Starr and Irving

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

Love this playground! It’s very lively and crowded, just like the rest of the park and the neighborhood.

There’s tons of green space to run around or picnic right outside the gates, and there’s a good separation between the toddlers and the older kids, with lots of unique apparati. My one thing is that there’s not a lot of benches for adults, particularly considering how crowded it can get. 

Playground Papa's Review

I like the rainbow water feature even when it's not turned on. It's a great background for cute photos.

The playground can be a bit chaotic because it is well used and filled with children. Bruno likes the toddler section. It is larger than most other toddler features.

Bruno's Review

It's fun too.

About the Playground

The park was originally named Bushwick Park but in 1989 it was renamed in honor of community activist Maria Hernandez. Hernandez was murdered that year after her efforts to thwart drug dealing in the neighborhood by providing information to the police about illegal activities.

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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