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Betsy Head Park

Blake Ave., Dumont Ave., Livonia Ave. bet. Strauss St., Hopkinson Ave. and Bristol St.

Brooklyn

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Betsy Head Memorial Playground has been a presence in the neighborhood for almost 100 years. Built on land bequeathed to the city specifially for purposes of public health and recreation, it continues to serve the community as a nexus of activity today. The park has seen numerous improvements through the years, most notably the construction of the Play Center (pool and bathhouse), a monumental WPA-era building that set the bar for recreation facilities across the country. Visitors to the park today have many activities to choose from, whether it's shooting baskets, swimming laps, jogging around the track, or taking a personal tour of the landmark building.

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  • Betsy Head Playground Children's Garden
  • Betsy Head Pool, August 1937
  • Betsy Head Pool, circa 1940
  • Betsy Head Memorial Playground

Betsy Head Park Weather

  • Thu
    Chance Showers
    81°F
  • Fri
    Chance Showers
    76°F
  • Sat
    Partly Sunny
    76°F
  • Sun
    Mostly Sunny
    77°F

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