Starr Playground

A brand new playground with views of Manhattan’s skyline

Overall Score

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Official NYC Parks Website
Queens
Starr and Willoughby Ave

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

Clean, modern, a little soulless. This is a brand-new playground with a few distinct sections and an adjacent ballfield. Everything works and is perfectly nice, but maybe it needs some time to settle in and develop spatial memory? The vibes were just a little off.

Playground Papa's Review

The equipment in this park is brand new and everything works. 

The benches though leave something to be desired. They aren’t flat, but rather curved sears liekly designed to punish poor people who need a place to nap. It makes it sort of hellish to try changing a diaper on the bench.  

The park has lots of sensory elements, a balance beam and climbing sections. 

The area is well fenced in with the playground fenced inside another fence— useful when your kid is a runner. Also there are adult and picnic tables and kid picnic tables too. 

While there are some trees around the tables, the rest of the playground is exposed to a lot of sun and it’s definitely one to avoid midday into the afternoon. 

There aren’t as many slides as other similarly sized playgrounds but the biggest is very tall. So is the fireman’s pole—perhaps too tall, really, as our toddler threatened to jump. We pursuaded hin to find an alternate route. 

This is A little bit out of our way, but over all an enjoyable experience, especially at sunset when the sun dips below the skyline.

Bruno's Review

Good!

About the Playground

The park was renovated beginning in 2020 and opening in August of 2023. $2,300,000 was spent on the project.

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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