NYC Parks

Maria Hernandez Park

Park and Playground
Bushwick, Brooklyn
  • Talisa C.
    "... the families, dogs, skateboarders, and awesome mini water playround."(3 Tips)
    Andrew F.
    "Mafia boss Carmine Galante was assassinated in this park in 1979."(3 Tips)
    Adam P.
    "Fun little skate spot with manual pad and metal coping"(2 Tips)
    Afi Y.
    "large playground and volleyball area"(2 Tips)
28 Tips and reviews
  • skateboard
  • skate spot
  • carmine
  • fresh air
  • picnics
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  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BoekelheideSeptember 26, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    The latest addition to the menagerie of oversized stuffed animals that show up here with more frequency than one might expect:
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiOctober 24, 2015
    Around noon, there is a non-profit by the entrance of the park giving out free food for people in need.
  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeSeptember 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    nice place for a quick stroll! there were lots of skateboarders, and there's a large playground and volleyball area
  • Alice M.
    Alice MancinoSeptember 28, 2014
    Dog runs for big and little dogs. A 1/3 mile track. Enough grass to sit and have a picnic.
  • Matt H.
    Matt HargraveFebruary 17, 2014
    Decent sized park with a large playground area for kids and a fenced in area for dogs.
  • Talisa C.
    Talisa ChangDecember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    A really nice community park. Come watch the families, dogs, skateboarders, and awesome mini water playround.
  • Nicholas D.
    Nicholas DoyleNovember 18, 2014
    Beautiful neighborhood park with a weekly Farmer's Market (seasonal) on Knickerbocker Avenue
  • Mariya A.
    Mariya AbdulkafAugust 22, 2015
    Such a a awesome park with the most lovey people :) (not nearly as crowded as McCarran park)
  • nycHealthy
    nycHealthyAugust 29, 2012
    Make NYC Your Gym with others! Shape Up NYC hosts a FREE Boot Camp class for everyone on Thursdays from 6pm-7pm.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FurmanApril 9, 2017
    Mafia boss Carmine Galante was assassinated in this park in 1979. Really nice park tho
  • James C.
    James CorderoMay 27, 2013
    This park was names after Maria Hernandez was at her apt on Starr St. looking out her window and was shot up for calling and reporting crime around her nieghborhood.
  • Jo M.
    Jo MNovember 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Pay close attention to what your dog is sniffing in the grass, there are a lot of dead animals chilling..
  • A D.
    A DelJuly 13, 2015
    Lots of benches to sit and watch the neighborhood skaters
  • The New York Daily News
    The New York Daily NewsOctober 26, 2010
    Up the street at 205 Knickerbocker, Bonano crime boss Carmine Galante was assassinated in a mafia hit in 1979. Click "More Info" to see this amazing pic of the crime scene! Read more
  • Johanna K.
    Johanna KJuly 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing Farmer's market on Saturday
  • Alexander B.
    Alexander BarkerMarch 3, 2017
    Running track, benches galore, outdoor workout station
  • Euni
    EuniJuly 20, 2017
    very community-centered, lively
  • Alex R.
    Alex RichardsSeptember 8, 2015
    It's a park that is chill.
  • Wonder S.
    Wonder St PierreJanuary 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't feed the chicken heads
  • Caitlin L.
    Caitlin LJune 23, 2016
    Always full of skateboarders
  • Adam P.
    Adam PhillipsNovember 11, 2009
    Fun little skate spot with manual pad and metal coping
  • Wendy M.
    Wendy MolloyMarch 17, 2012
    I remember Carmine.
  • Persephone T.
    Persephone T. - H.November 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The park is open again.
  • Terminator X.
    Terminator XAugust 29, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Catch me on my community service grind
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KochSeptember 21, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Closed since the 'tornado' in Sept. Completely devastated.
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BoekelheideSeptember 26, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The poor, decimated trees.
  • Ray D.
    Ray DryburghFebruary 15, 2010
    Skate spot
  • Terminator X.
    Terminator XSeptember 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Picture me rollin'
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