Playtime in Canarsie! • Brooklyn Paper

Playtime in Canarsie!

Hangout spot: Some local kids hangout on this novel piece of play equipment.
Photo by Steve Solomonson

Canarsie Park is now officially home to a brand-new, $3-million playground, which was unveiled last week to the delight of local parents, who called it a big upgrade compared to the park’s other, aging play set.

“I like this one better,” said Munchi Chin, a Canarsie mother of 2-year-old Connor. “It’s big and new.”

Mini coop: Two-year-old Connor Chin practices driving at the newly opened Canarsie Park playground on Dec. 3.
Photo by Steve Solomonson

The playground features swings, a cushioned — and checkered — floor, jungle gyms, a small rock-climbing section, a shower, and even two telescopes, which tots can use to check traffic conditions on the nearby Belt Parkway.

The equipment was purchased primarily through funding provided by councilman Lew Fidler, but Borough President Markowitz and Mayor Bloomberg chipped in as well.

Recess: The Canarsie Park playground opened on Dec. 3, debuting $3 million worth of play equipment.
Photo by Steve Solomonson

It’s located off of Seaview Avenue near E. 80th Street, not far from Canarsie Park’s cricket fields.

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Play time: Fourth-graders Janice Jean and Alawi Khatari wave from the ramparts of a piece of equipment.
Photo by Steve Solomonson

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