McCarren Park


Father Popieluszko Square

What was here before? This section of Brooklyn was largely rural from the 1600s to the mid-1800s. At the turn of the century, it was mostly industrial, with… 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

McCarren Park is located in the Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods of Brooklyn. The park is named for Patrick Henry McCarren (1849-1909), a popular Democratic… 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

McCarren Pool

For outdoor pool details, including hours and rules, please visit our Free Outdoor Pools page . What was here before? Prior to the pool’s construction,… Read More

Tom Stofka Garden

This garden is named in memory of Tom Stofka (1954-2004), who worked with NYC Parks for over 25 years, serving as Director of Brooklyn Forestry. He was the guardian of the… 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

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