Transmitter Park

A boat-theme playground on the East River

Overall Score

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Official NYC Parks Website
Brooklyn
Greenpoint Ave at the East River

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

Small but mighty with great East River views. The ship theme is fun and, fittingly, the water feature takes up a pretty large proportion of the space. Not a destination but nice to know about if you’re in the area!

Playground Papa's Review

Not every playground has the imagination of this one. Roughly shaped like a ship's bow, it's easy to imagine yourself riding on a deconstructed pirate ship. 

There's a nice flow to the equipment where it is easy for children to enter and then slide down. The ramparts and platforms have a shape roughly like a boat, and the water feature is designed to look like a sailboat. Beyond these details there isn't much that is worth talking about. It is a fairly standard piece of equipment. 

There aren't any swings, and while the parks department says it has sensory equipment, there are definitely better places to stimulate kids. 

The playground is in full sun. The small tree in the center of the playground will offer our grandchildren a beautiful place to play, but otherwise it's always hard to hide from the sun here. In the winter, it's often cold from the river's wind. 

This makes for a nice neighborhood destination, but also feels like an afterthought. Generally our toddler had more fun running around on the pier looking at boats than playing on the equipment.

Bruno's Review

About the Playground

The waterfront park was built in 2012 on land that once held the radio towers for WNYC. There is also a pier leading out into the river.

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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