Pierrepont Playground

A beautiful playground overlooking New York Harbor

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Official NYC Parks Website
Brooklyn
Pierrepont Street and the Promenade

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

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. 

Playground Papa's Review

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. 

Bruno's Review

About the Playground

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.

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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