Underwood Park

A big, classic playground with a lot of variety.

Overall Score

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Official NYC Parks Website
Brooklyn
Washington Ave and Lafayette 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

Large, shady park with a giant, separated water zone. Have I mentioned that I love when the water sprinklers are separated?

Sometimes it’s not time to get soaked! But impossible to keep a kid away from a good integrated sprinkler system! Anyway. The water was off while we were here but it looked like a nice set-up.

I also liked the big play areas, full of fun toys, and nice padding everywhere. It has lots of picnic tables and seating, and an overall friendly neighborhood vibe.

There is also a big ramp - probably there for Parks Department vehicles, but if you have a kid that would be perfectly happy to just run up and down a ramp all day…ifkyk.

Playground Papa's Review

We ended our afternoon here, but we could have spent a lot more time playing on the equipment.

Someone wasn't behaving at dinner and went ahead with him to help burn off some of that toddler energy. It was early evening and the playground was filled with people. We were late enough in the season for the water feature to have been turned off, but that didn't stop kids from playing in this area either. 

Definitely many people here knew each other from the neighborhood, or had met friends. It wasn't just a bunch of strangers coming to the same place. 

Overall I like the playgrounds of this vintage and the equipment is some of the most entertaining for the kids. We need more of these elaborate climbing pieces with platforms and basic ladders and fewer of those grotesque structures with hoops and odd shaped bars. 

The age of the playground is starting to show though. The tiles are in bad shape from tree roots, but the trees are magnificent. The roots will probably make it difficult for anyone with mobility issues. 

Toddlers and older children are separate, but of course our toddler liked running back and forth between both sections. Nevertheless, there is good protection from children running away. 

There’s a lot of equipment here and that’s good because there are also a lot of kids. There was a birthday party the day we were there as well as kids having face paint. There was a rotten pumpkin that someone smashed and lots of acorns some kids were collecting and passing around. 

Bruno's Review

About the Playground

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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