Yeah, Brooklyn has more space, good restaurants and a certain coolio quotient, but as far as we’re concerned, Brooklyn is primo playground territory. From playground complexes in world-class parks and ship-shaped climbing structures, to newly-renovated spots and playspaces with something for everyone, the county of Kings offers some royally good times.  Click on through to see our picks for Brooklyn’s best playgrounds!

To Practice Scaling Everest: Gravesend Park

Brooklyn Hood: Borough Park

Where: 18th Ave. and 56th St.

Why It’s So Cool: A recent renovation to the tune of over seven million dollars transformed this park into a play destination for all ages. Despite its name, the park is located in the Borough Park area of Brooklyn, and the revamp brought two new swing sets, two new basketball courts, two new baseball fields and a handball court. The playground areas are inspired by mountain climbing and include a play mountain, climbing net, rope bridge and climbing rocks. The playground also includes three different sizes of swings for tots through pre-teens, a spray shower area, drinking fountains, slides, and plenty of seating. One play unit has ramps for wheelchair access, and you'll also find on-site bathrooms and WiFi hotspots!

Restrooms: Restrooms are available


photo: NYC Parks Department


What’s your favorite Brooklyn playground? Tell us where it is in the comments below!

— Angela Johnson