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always busy with side areas to stretch after your workout.
Get your BBQ on here in the summer. Is that illegal? Whatever.
Family oriented, well maintained, and great place for picnic
Perfect place to chill and eat breakfast in the morning.
There seem to be athletics going on twenty four hours a day, and I love it.
Highest concentration of man-buns in North America
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?
Get margaritas from Turkey's Nest to bring here, bask in the sun with your pale friends.
Great for swimming in the pool, exercising, running, skating and tennis!
Hipster watching: your new favorite sport. The concerts here are also pretty great.
If you like skies this is a good place
All American summer park vibe with none of the stuffiness, pretentiousness and perfection of Central Park. Real people, real grass and real weeds.
Play some softball, read a book in the shade, watch a beautiful sunset.
Always crowded but there's usually someplace to hide away!
Grab some shade and a discrete margarita from Turkeys Nest and do some people watching.
Hipster happy place
Good for people watching
The grass is usually burnt and destroyed, but fun to people watch during softball games. Grab a drink to go from the Turkey Nest.
Love pumpin iron with the old polish dudes in the outdoor gym
free movies in the summertime!
Bring a big blanket and a flask.
Cool park to hang with your dog and family, come during the day only.
Morning exercise, look what I find...
Always nice here
Off leash dog session before 9am.
Great place to relax and people watch in summer
Go for a jog. Smoke a spliff, play baseball, pet a dog.
A massive bunch of parks where you can do anything, ANYTHING!
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.
Go to Dos Torros and pick up some food to eat lying on a blanky in the park.
Watch baseball in the park on a Sunday
Great for eating ice cream while watching hot guys play soccer
Awesome. Bar down street let's you bring drinks to go.
It’s worth noting that bringing your javelin to the dog park can ruffle some serious feathers.
take ur shoes off
People without tattoos are NOT allowed in the park.
The beloved park in between Greenpoint and Williamsburg is known for its kickball leagues, public pool, and summer movie screenings.
Frozen! Be careful
a dump, but getting better. slowly.
Don't sit on the grass
Bbq's , music, people and lots of laughter here!!
The pianos are back!
Visit Williamsburg's wood chipped dog run for some fun and go out for brunch at one of the many neighboring dog-friendly outdoor restaurants in the area.
Tennis, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, football and more. Make sure to bring your Wilson gear.
Head over to the Turkey's Nest and get a special to-go cup before you bask in the grass. Or, if you're feeling active, head on over to the concrete fields and play a pickup game of kickball.
A park overrun with hipsters but ignore them while enjoying a night time movie, play some baseball or ride your skateboard w/o being chased off by cops.
lay in da park 4 watch the sky nd salute dear sunshine wth ur dogz nd of course dont forget 2 take a ice coffee!
Laying in the park, sipping ice coffee, dog and style watching. It accumulates all the locals into one spot where you're bound to run into your friends http://bit.ly/MJk450 -Running in Wedges
On 6/28/12, I opened the newly renovated McCarren Park Pool & announced all City pools are open: