Garibaldi Playground – Brooklyn NY

Description

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.

Source notes

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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Location Info


18th Ave. and 82nd St.
Brooklyn, NY 11214

Coordinates: 40.6090439, -74.0001068

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