Recreation

Carroll Park is currently organized into three distinct areas. The lower area nearest to Smith Street is occupied by the park house, with the sprinkler area out front and the two children’s playgrounds on each side of the sprinklers. Picnic tables line the back fence. The central area has plenty of benches and large shade trees surrounding our classic 1920 bronze World War I Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Here parents relax while their children bicycle, scooter or play in the large rock garden. The upper area fronting Court Street is the recreation area, comprised of 3 basketball courts, a baseball diamond and bocce court. Carroll Park has public recreational facilities for adults and children of all ages. Our facilities include:
  • 3 basketball courts
  • baseball diamond
  • bocce courts
  • small gated playground for children ages 0-4
  • playground for children ages 5-12
  • sprinklers (summer only)
  • picnic tables
  • restrooms
All courts are for public use, except when reserved for league play. To reserve a court, you must apply for an athletic permit. Go to the Department of Parks & Recreation website for more information.

Summer Recreation Program

Carroll Park is lucky enough to have a summer playground associates program, run by our own Kathleen Henderson. From April through September you will see Kathleen around the park supplying the children with toys, organizing games, and running arts & crafts projects. Kathleen has won many awards and even been honored as NY1′s New Yorker of the Week. In 2010, Kathleen was available Monday – Friday from 9AM – 5PM.  Stay tuned for 2011 details!

These services are provided for free, so be sure to take advantage of them. Kathleen just asks that you follow a few simple guidelines:

  • Toys, games, books and art projects are only available on days Kathleen is working.
  • Please supervise your children while using all toys, games and books to ensure they are returned in the same condition they were given.
  • Please return all borrowed toys, games and books to the park house at the end of the day.
  • For children 6 and under, parents or caregivers must participate with their children in arts projects.

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