Macy Ave. bet. Lafayette Ave. and Kosciuszko St.
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If you want to get over the hump, bring your children to Banneker Playground, where a climbable camel greets you as you enter the park. This playground shares a block with the nearby P.S. 256, the Benjamin Banneker School, and both facilities are named for the famous African-American writer and mathematician. The rest of the park includes play equipment, swings, an asphalt yard, a basketball court, and handball courts, making it an excellent place for kids and teens and a complement to the larger Herbert Von King Park located across the street.
Discover the history of Banneker Playground
Learn about the trials and triumphs of the black experience in the United States and how New York City honors black history in our parks today.