NYC Resources311Office of the Mayor

Marlboro Playground

W. 11 St. at Ave. W

Brooklyn

Directions via Google Maps

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

Marlboro Playground, and the surrounding housing complex, takes its name from a sub-community built by the Brooklyn Development Company in the early part of the 20th century. Taking their cue from Gravesend, named after a British town, many of the area real estate developers gave their new sub-divisions very distinguished-sounding English names, creating an impression of high status and exclusivity to attract potential residents. Developers may have chosen the name Marlboro to refer to the nearby community of Borough Park, although the new neighborhood received the more Americanized spelling. Some Bensonhurst residents still recall a time when part of their neighborhood was referred to as “Marlboro.”

Read More

Facilities

Know when to go:
View upcoming athletic area usage in
Marlboro Playground

Park Information

Directions to Marlboro Playground

    Marlboro Playground Weather

    • Sat
      Rain
      52°F
    • Sun
      Windy
      52°F
    • Mon
      Sunny
      57°F
    • Tue
      Mostly Sunny
      62°F

    7-day forecast

    Was this information helpful?