McGolrick Park

A large playground in a leafy park

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Official NYC Parks Website
Brooklyn
Nassau between Russell and Monitor

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

Very large playground with a few distinct areas. Swings, water, little kids, big ones - they’re separated but still feel interconnected. It gets very busy as it’s part of a pretty large park that boasts the only local Sunday Farmers’ Market, picnic tables, one million birthday parties, a dog run, and proximity to the Greenpoint Library (also open on Sundays). But the ability for kids to run between the sections gives it a nice flow and relieves crowding; there’s enough space for everyone.

Playground Papa's Review

McGolrick Park has a huge playground with recently renovated equipment and separated play areas.

Unfortunately, the larger playground doesn’t have much shade, and even the toddler playground is a bit too sunny. However, the park is filled with tall, mature trees and lots of greener. 

There are two separate water features and these are both separate from the climbing equipment making it easy to stay dry if so desired. The spray fountains are pretty basic though shooting a fine mist out of the concrete pads.  

We like coming to the park for the farmers market on Sundays with the playground afterward. On those afternoons, the playground can be quite crowded. The neighborhood is filled with families, and they come to the park.

There are many sensory features here, including drums and noise makers and texture pieces. They are integrated into both large and small equipment. All of the pieces are relatively new and modern. The renovation was completed in 2018

The toddler side of the park has tiny little picnic tables perfect for toddler lunches.

Bruno's Review

This playground is so cool!

About the Playground

Monsignor Edward J. McGolrick was a longtime pastro at St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church, located just south of the BQE at N. Henry Street and Herbert Street.

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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