Exciting Playgrounds in NY You Must Visit!

In the last article of our Playground series we are sharing with you the best playgrounds, community and rec centers that the Bronx and Brooklyn areas have to offer! Some of the locations listed below are visited frequently by Brightside Academy for summer camp trips, field days, community events and more!


Crotona Park
1596-1672 Crotona Ave, Bronx, NY 10457

This public park not only covers 127.5 acres of land, but includes 3.3 acre lake, 28 species of trees and has the largest swimming pool in the Bronx!! We think that’s why our Webster location loves to visit so much!

Claremont Park
Clay Ave & E. 170 St, Bronx, NY 10457

This recreational park offers a summertime pool, basketball courts, a baseball field & playgrounds. Our kids love the Safari themed mural painted on the wall!

Morton Playground
Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
West Bronx, NY 10453

Includes basketball courts, playgrounds and spray showers perfect for a hot summer day!


Elton Playground, Elton St, Brooklyn, NY 11208

Just 7 minutes walking distance from our Barbey location, this playground shares property that is protected by the Metropolitan Transit Authority and also includes spray showers and several recreational facilities.

Bushwick Playground
817 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Try to catch up with the kids from 1491 Broadway at this fun playground! Full of plenty of slides and monkey bars galore, this playground will have your kids jumping off the floor.

P.S. 92 Adrian Hegeman School-Onsite Playground
601 Parkside Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226

Your child will make loads of new friends at this playground, attached to P.S. 92 Adrian Hegeman School, this playground is open to the public and always makes the kids at our Rogers location feel more than welcome!

Now, with this list in hand it’s time to get the kids and have some summer fun! Have a local park or playground you think should be added to this list? Share with us in the comments below and be sure to find the nearest Brightside Academy near you for our summer camp program.