McCarren Park


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

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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Recreation CentersMcCarren Play Center

New York City’s recreation centers and indoor pools remain closed to the general public until further notice to provide COVID-19 related services as well as free childcare options for children who are scheduled for blended learning. To learn more or to apply for the childcare program, please visit the New York City Department of Education’s Learning Bridges program page.

Once we reopen, NYC Parks will extend all existing recreation center memberships to cover the length of time we are closed to the general public.

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