Great location right off the Brooklyn Promenade, and beautiful views of the harbor and southern tip of Manhattan - especially if you have a child who likes to look at boats.
The older kids’ area is really for older children as our toddler wiped out a few times on the tree roots and equipment, but both areas are sizeable and entertaining.
This well-shaded neighborhood park has views of the harbor and beautiful old shade trees.
There aren't many playgrounds in Brooklyn Heights, especially considering how many children are in the area. Obviously this one was crowded. And you could tell you were in Brooklyn Heights, because on a Saturday afternoon there were as many nannies as parents.
The equipment here was pretty standard. There was a fair amount of platforms to crawl around on despite the limited size.
Even though we were there in the early afternoon on a warm autumn day, the parks department hadn't bothered unlocking the bathrooms. Lot's of grandmas tried the door with disappointment, and me too.
The trees shading the park are beautiful, but it does mean their big roots are pushing up some of the rubber mats, so be careful if you have problems walking or need mobility assistance.
There was a steady flow of people coming and going from the park, but it did feel busy and crowded.
The toddler section had a nice extra layer of gate to prevent kids from running off. There were a few picnic tables in this section too.
And there are great views from the playground. Some of the shade trees obstructed parts of lower Manhattan, but we had a clear view of the billionaire yachts parked at the marina below.
I'm sure we'll be back, but mainly because of the proximity to the promenade.
The playground is on the site of the mansion owned by Henry Pierrepont, designed by Richard Upjohn and razed in 1946 for Robert Moses's plan to to build the BQE.