Things to Do in Fort Greene Park with Kids
One of New York City's oldest green spaces, Ft Greene Park is like a mini-Central Park, jam-packed with fun activities and loads of history. Originally the site of a Revolutionary War and War of 1812 fort, it became Brooklyn's first public park in the mid-19th century, and in 1867, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux (the masterminds behind Central Park and Prospect Park) redesigned it into the 30-acre layout we know today.
A true neighborhood hub, Ft Greene Park features two playgrounds, a nature center, amazing old trees, tennis and basketball courts, great hills for sledding and the hilltop Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, a memorial to the thousands of Americans who died in captivity aboard British prison ships during the Revolutionary War. Ft Greene Park also has a wonderful conservancy that organizes popular events, including annual family favorites like the Halloween Festival and the summer Music In the Grove kids' concert series.
We continue our month-long focus on Fort Greene Clinton Hill, Brooklyn with a tour of this stunning park and a look at all of the things there are to do here.