NYC Resources311Office of the Mayor

Maria Hernandez Park

Irving Ave., Kinickerbocker Ave. bet. Starr St. and Suydam St.

Brooklyn

Directions via Google Maps

This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

In 1989 the City Council renamed this park for a community leader who gave her life in the fight to rid her block of drug dealers. A long-time resident of Bushwick, Maria Hernandez (1953-1989) was born in Brooklyn and was educated at public schools in the borough. She received an undergraduate degree in accounting from New York University. Residing in Bushwick, she worked as a bookkeeper for the Hospital Investment Management Corporation in Englewood, New Jersey.

Read More

Events

NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Annie

See our city one movie at a time.  Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and...

Directions to Maria Hernandez Park

Maria Hernandez Park Weather

  • Fri
    Sunny
    81°F
  • Sat
    Slight Chc Thunderstorms
    84°F
  • Sun
    Thunderstorms Likely
    84°F
  • Mon
    Chance Thunderstorms
    84°F

7-day forecast

Was this information helpful?