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Newtown Barge Playground



New York


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Public Park, Variety - Sports

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All ages


Showcases a unique glimpse into the area's rich history, with its name paying homage to the former barge canal terminal that once occupied the site. Situated amidst the scenic surroundings, this playground stands as a testament to the Keskachauge Indians who inhabited the region for centuries before European settlement. Its location on the peninsula of Greenpoint, formerly known as Boswijck Township, adds to its historical significance, reflecting the area's Dutch and Scandinavian heritage. Despite its historical roots, Newtown Barge Playground provides modern amenities, including handball courts and playgrounds, blending the past with contemporary recreation seamlessly. This park serves as a tranquil retreat, offering a serene atmosphere away from the bustling city life, making it a cherished destination within the vibrant borough of Brooklyn.

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