Purple Playground

Purple Playground [OpenStreetMap]

A fun playground carved out of a larger piece of undeveloped land that sits along busy Prospect Expressway. A large retaining wall and park fence protects the playground from the expressway, which sits nearly two stories lower as it cuts through the neighborhood. Inside the playground, there is a lot of open space, a set of playground equipment, and two beautiful old trees on the south side that provide shade and keep the equipment cool to the touch.

A very small playground at 17 Street between 5 Avenue and 6 Avenue in Brooklyn

Founded June 18, 1952 — 72 years ago

Learn More at NYC Parks Department

Help us document the history of Purple Playground by sharing your photos and memories! Leave a comment below or send us an email with stories about your favorite neighborhood park or secret features that most people may not know!

↩ View all parks   View a random park   Report an error ℹ


Your email address will remain private, but will be used to display your Gravatar icon if available.
Plain text and emojis may be used but there is a limit of 150 words.