This property in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn, just next to Milestone Park, was acquired by Parks in 1937. In March, 1939, Parks announced the completion of a new playground on the site “equipped with swings, see-saws, jungle gym, slides and a shower basin which can also be used as a roller skating rink.” The new playground also contained a “brick comfort station” and “concrete benches and shade trees.” The work “was performed by the Works Progress Administration but planned and inspected by the Department of Parks.”
The site remains a functioning playground today.
Department of Parks, Press Release, March 18, 1939 NYC Parks - Garibaldi Playground
Project originally submitted by Frank da Cruz on November 21, 2016.
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