NYC Parks

McCarren Park

Park, Track, and Playground
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
127 Tips and reviews
  • picnics
  • hipster
  • grass
  • people watching
  • margaritas
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  • Paola G.
    Paola GuerreroSeptember 1, 2017
    Great for people watching, and falcon sightings. Just curb your mexican hairless, if you don't want them to get swooped up. There are bats in the trees at night.
  • Amy C.
    Amy CummingsJuly 9, 2017
    Grab a slice and a six pack and kick it under a tree.
  • Paige C.
    Paige CJuly 6, 2017
    Great park, very dog friendly. Lots of food trucks and activities.
  • Marilyn R.
    Marilyn RosaApril 11, 2017
    The track is a great place to exercise but it's best to come in early as to avoid the crowds.
  • Drew C.
    Drew ChristienApril 10, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    The crowds have changed a bit over the years and while it's no longer the hipster paradise of yore, it's still a lovely place to read a book, take a run or watch/play dodgeball and softball.
  • Courtney K.
    Courtney KleinFebruary 18, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice location for a relaxing stroll. Also good for people and dog watching.
  • Ben G.
    Ben GaspariniAugust 21, 2016
    Nice park with good view of the city. Wonderful farmers market during the weekend (all year long).
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateJuly 30, 2016
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.🌳.
  • Baked Z.
    Baked ZittiJuly 25, 2016
    Be sure to bring a blanket! The lack of rain has made the grass a bit dry and prickly. But this is still the best park in Williamsburg!
  • Gaby G.
    Gaby GingolaJune 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Look at the cute dogs at the dog run
  • PureWow
    PureWowJune 2, 2016
    July 27th: Get a big dose of '90s high school nostalgia at McCarren Park’s outdoor screening of 10 Things I Hate About You. Read more
  • Ed C.
    Ed ChristmanMay 27, 2016
    Plenty of space to layout and enjoy the day. People and pet friendly.
  • Kirill K.
    Kirill KukuruzaMay 10, 2016
    Small park, but very cozy and calm.
  • Meg P.
    Meg PengueApril 24, 2016
    Snooze in the grass and watch a baseball game
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaMarch 26, 2016
    Solid neighborhood park, but nothing special worth visiting for
  • Amaury H.
    Amaury HenderickMarch 15, 2016
    Almost as good a place to go people watching as Washington square, but it's more spread out so it feels a bit quieter at first.
  • Outdoor Voices
    Outdoor VoicesNovember 19, 2015
    Andrew Parietti, President of Outdoor Voices, often meets friends here for morning games of tennis during the week. Read more
  • Lee L.
    Lee LawrenceNovember 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get your BBQ on here in the summer. Is that illegal? Whatever.
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiOctober 24, 2015
    Family oriented, well maintained, and great place for picnic
  • Marc G.
    Marc GAugust 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Perfect place to chill and eat breakfast in the morning.
  • Chris G.
    Chris GiriAugust 17, 2015
    There seem to be athletics going on twenty four hours a day, and I love it.
  • noah s.
    noah suppinAugust 16, 2015
    Highest concentration of man-buns in North America
  • Danny T.
    Danny TrejoAugust 9, 2015
    It has a the things you could want in a park. Dog park, movie night, football field, track, pool, basketball courts, seriously what doesn't this park have?
  • Nate F.
    Nate F.July 23, 2015
    Get margaritas from Turkey's Nest to bring here, bask in the sun with your pale friends.
    Upvoted Nov 5, 2017
  • Francis
    FrancisJuly 19, 2015
    Great for swimming in the pool, exercising, running, skating and tennis!
  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeJuly 8, 2015
    Hipster watching: your new favorite sport. The concerts here are also pretty great.
  • timoni w.
    timoni westJuly 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like skies this is a good place
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceJune 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    All American summer park vibe with none of the stuffiness, pretentiousness and perfection of Central Park. Real people, real grass and real weeds.
  • Leigh Anne Z.
    Play some softball, read a book in the shade, watch a beautiful sunset.
  • Amy T.
    Amy TremmelJune 9, 2015
    Always crowded but there's usually someplace to hide away!
  • Peter K.
    Peter KellyJune 2, 2015
    Grab some shade and a discrete margarita from Turkeys Nest and do some people watching.
  • Ana Marie
    Ana MarieMay 12, 2015
    Hipster happy place
  • L B.
    L BMay 7, 2015
    Good for people watching
  • Mike O.
    Mike O'SullivanApril 21, 2015
    The grass is usually burnt and destroyed, but fun to people watch during softball games. Grab a drink to go from the Turkey Nest.
  • Ben H.
    Ben HuffApril 15, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Love pumpin iron with the old polish dudes in the outdoor gym
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TheilerMarch 9, 2015
    free movies in the summertime!
  • Ian G.
    Ian GreenleighFebruary 21, 2015
    Bring a big blanket and a flask.
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SilverJanuary 24, 2015
    Cool park to hang with your dog and family, come during the day only.
  • Felix M.
    Felix MoyJanuary 17, 2015
    Morning exercise, look what I find...
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhDecember 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Always nice here
  • Liz T.
    Liz TanDecember 27, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Off leash dog session before 9am.
  • Duncan P.
    Duncan PJNovember 9, 2014
    Great place to relax and people watch in summer
  • Margot M.
    Margot MazurOctober 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Go for a jog. Smoke a spliff, play baseball, pet a dog.
  • Sean F.
    Sean FlemingOctober 1, 2014
    A massive bunch of parks where you can do anything, ANYTHING!
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra RubinchikAugust 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    There's a lot to do at McCarren Park: basketball courts, baseball fields, a huge swimming pool. I come here to stare enviously at people's dogs.
  • Anna O.
    Anna OhareAugust 19, 2014
    Go to Dos Torros and pick up some food to eat lying on a blanky in the park.
  • Phil B.
    Phil BucklerAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch baseball in the park on a Sunday
  • Heather P.
    Heather PopilAugust 9, 2014
    Great for eating ice cream while watching hot guys play soccer
  • Stacy
    StacyAugust 9, 2014
    Awesome. Bar down street let's you bring drinks to go.
  • The Most Interesting Man in the World
    It’s worth noting that bringing your javelin to the dog park can ruffle some serious feathers.
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