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McCarren Park

Highlights

Father Popieluszko Square

This square is named for the late Father Jerzy Popieluszko (1947-1984), a Roman Catholic priest who lived in Poland. He is best remembered for his ardent support of the… Read More

Father Popieluszko Statue

This statue honors Father Jerzy Popieluszko (1947–1984), a Roman Catholic priest who lived in Poland, and is best remembered for his ardent support of the Polish… Read More

McCarren Park - the Asian Longhorned Beetle

The Asian longhorned beetle ( Anoplophora glabripennis ) was found in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in 1996. Scientists believe it came to the United States by way of wood crating… Read More

Vincent V. Abate Playground

This playground honors Vincent Vito Abate (b. 1918), a lifetime Greenpoint, Brooklyn, resident and community activist. Vito Abate, Vincent’s father, came to America… Read More

Vincent V. Abate Playground - Monarch Butterflies in New York City Parks

The monarch butterfly ( Danaus plexippus ) may seem to be one of the most delicate creatures alive. But despite its frail appearance, every year the monarch makes a long… Read More

Directions to McCarren Park

Know Before You Go

Recreation CentersMcCarren Play Center

There are reduced hours at NYC Parks' Recreation Centers over the holidays. On Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, Recreation Centers open at the normal time, but close at 5 p.m. On Christmas Day and New Year's Day, Recreation Centers are closed. For more information, please visit the holiday schedule link featured on each Recreation Center's homepage under "Holidays".
Anticipated Completion: 01/01/2015

McCarren Park Weather

  • Mon
    Mostly Sunny
    46°F
  • Tue
    Partly Sunny
    34°F
  • Wed
    Mostly Sunny
    35°F
  • Mon
    Sunny
    36°F

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