Friday, September 2, 2011

Fred Samuel Playground

After going to several old playgrounds with chipped jungle gyms and rusty swings, Fred Samuel playground was a breath of fresh air.  This park is definitely neighborhood hang out.  There are people of all ages in the park and that makes the overall atmosphere pleasant.  The children section is toward the back of the park and it is new and fun.  Similar to the Hudson River Park  playground, Fred Samuel has something for everyone.  Because of the popularity of the park there is some litter, but a staff on hand was there with a broom and a dustbin. 

• Newly Redone

Tons of Non-Kid Adults • Some Litter

What It's Got
2 Swings • 4 Baby Swings • 2 Slides • Monkeys Bars • 1 Jungle Gym • 1 Rope Climbing Section • Spray Sprinklers (big section) • hammocks • Basketball Court • Exercise Section  • Trashcans • Hard-Rubber Tile

What Parents/Nannies Should Know
Bathrooms Inside Park • Staff • 2 Entrances • Plenty of Benches • Lots of Non-Kid Adults • No Blindspots In Play Area • Some Litter

Ratings: (Out of 5)


"I like the spraying sprinklers."

Annies:  X 28
"When I was little I liked climbing on the ropes."


  1. There are people of all ages in the park and that makes the overall atmosphere pleasant.

  2. Thanks for the review. I was lucky enough to design this playground as a consultant to NYC Parks. It was tough to get everything in but the goals were to make it safer and offer something for everyone. It truely is a neighborhood park!

    1. this park needs park enforcement to many adults doing illicit drugs in this park

  3. this park is filthy and there are people who drink alcohol in front of the kids and the so call cleaners of the park always socializing with them and they ignore the park rules and its liter everywhere the rest room are use for people to do drugs and its never kept clean