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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

New York City parks are now open. We continue to urge caution in parks under wintry conditions: parks paths can be slippery, snow cover can cover frozen lakes and bodies of water, and branches may have fallen. If you see a fallen branch call 311.

Some recreation centers will open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. today with limited staffing.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Washington Park

5 St., 4 St. bet. 4 Ave. and 5 Ave.


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Washington Park, once the grounds of the Battle of Brooklyn, is both a historic site and a center for both active and passive play. This park is home to the Old Stone House, originally built in 1699 by Claes Arents Vechte before being reconstructed from the original stones. Today, the Old Stone House serves as an interpretive and educational center dedicated to Brooklyn history and the largest battle in the American Revolution.

Washington Park features a skatepark, basketball courts, a popular dog run, a multi-use synthetic turf field, and places for both active and passive play. It is also the home to J. J. Byrne Playground, a place where toddlers and pre-teens can both play freely and imaginatively. With history and activity, come find out all that Washington Park has to offer.

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Washington Park Weather

  • Wed
    Becoming Sunny
  • Thu
    Increasing Clouds
  • Fri
    Chance Light Snow
  • Sat

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