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McCarren Park

Park, Track, and Playground
780 Lorimer St (at Union & Driggs Ave), Brooklyn, NY 11222, United States
Hours:
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 3:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 2:00 PM–8:00 PM
Credit Cards:
No
Wi-Fi:
Yes

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9.3/10

Based on 400 votes

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  • What you need to know
    pinsuda s.
    "Lay in the grass and enjoy the people watching... gorgeous hipsters."(6 Tips)
    Mitch L.
    "park overrun with hipsters"(11 Tips)
    James G.
    "Great park to people watch and see hot chicks in bikinis."(7 Tips)
    Peter K.
    "discrete margarita from Turkeys Nest and do some people"(2 Tips)
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  • hipster
  • grass
  • picnics
  • people watching
  • margaritas
  • baseball
  • park
  • iced coffee
  • biking
  • BYOB
  • concerts
  • barbecue
  • casual
  • sunsets
  • dancing
  • swimming pool
  • turkey
  • yoga
  • ice cream
  • sunbathing
  • Nate F.

    Get margaritas from Turkey's Nest to bring here, bask in the sun with your pale friends.

    Nate F. · 1 week ago
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  • Francis

    Great for swimming in the pool, exercising, running, skating and tennis!

    Francis · 2 weeks ago
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  • Afi Y.

    Hipster watching: your new favorite sport. The concerts here are also pretty great.

    Afi Yellow-Duke · 3 weeks ago
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  • timoni w.

    If you like skies this is a good place

    timoni west · 3 weeks ago
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  • DoubleDeuce

    All American summer park vibe with none of the stuffiness, pretentiousness and perfection of Central Park. Real people, real grass and real weeds.

    DoubleDeuce · June 25
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  • Leigh Anne Z.

    Play some softball, read a book in the shade, watch a beautiful sunset.

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  • Amy T.

    Always crowded but there's usually someplace to hide away!

    Amy Tremmel · June 9
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  • Peter K.

    Grab some shade and a discrete margarita from Turkeys Nest and do some people watching.

    Peter Kelly · June 2
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  • Ana Samantha

    Hipster happy place

    Ana Samantha · May 12
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  • L B.

    Good for people watching

    L Brady · May 7
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  • Mike O.

    The grass is usually burnt and destroyed, but fun to people watch during softball games. Grab a drink to go from the Turkey Nest.

    Mike O'Sullivan · April 21
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  • Ben H.

    Love pumpin iron with the old polish dudes in the outdoor gym

    Ben Huff · April 15
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  • Larissa

    Lindo o Park! Ótima localização. Brooklin ❤️

    Larissa · March 11
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  • Amanda T.

    free movies in the summertime!

    Amanda Theiler · March 9
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  • Ian G.

    Bring a big blanket and a flask.

    Ian Greenleigh · February 21
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  • Amanda S.

    Cool park to hang with your dog and family, come during the day only.

    Amanda Silver · January 24
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  • Felix M.

    Morning exercise, look what I find...

    Felix Moy · January 17
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  • Kimmie O.

    Always nice here

    Kimmie Ohh · December 31, 2014
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  • Liz T.

    Off leash dog session before 9am.

    Liz Tan · December 27, 2014
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  • Duncan P.

    Great place to relax and people watch in summer

    Duncan PJ · November 9, 2014
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  • Margot M.

    Go for a jog. Smoke a spliff, play baseball, pet a dog.

    Margot Mazur · October 20, 2014
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  • Sean F.

    A massive bunch of parks where you can do anything, ANYTHING!

    Sean Fleming · October 1, 2014
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  • Sandra R.

    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.

    Sandra Rubinchik · August 31, 2014
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  • Anna O.

    Go to Dos Torros and pick up some food to eat lying on a blanky in the park.

    Anna Ohare · August 19, 2014
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  • Jhoan M.

    Buen lugar para relajarte hacer un poco de ejercicios

    Jhoan Magallanes · August 11, 2014
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  • Phil B.

    Watch baseball in the park on a Sunday

    Phil Buckler · August 10, 2014
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  • Heather P.

    Great for eating ice cream while watching hot guys play soccer

    Heather Popil · August 9, 2014
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  • Stacy

    Awesome. Bar down street let's you bring drinks to go.

    Stacy · August 9, 2014
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  • 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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  • Staff Picks

    Catch a free outdoor screening of the beloved time travel comedy "Back To The Future!" Make sure to catch some food and tunes before the showing. Wed, 7/9, 6pm, free. Read more

    Staff Picks · July 8, 2014
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  • Nick N.

    take ur shoes off

    Nick Norwood · June 1, 2014
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  • Patrick W.

    People without tattoos are NOT allowed in the park.

    Patrick W · May 26, 2014
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  • Cover

    After a day in the park, head on over to Torst and try one of the many beers on tap. The "Evil Twin" is a definite go-to. Pay with Cover and skip waiting for the check.

    Cover · April 18, 2014
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  • Compass

    The beloved park in between Greenpoint and Williamsburg is known for its kickball leagues, public pool, and summer movie screenings.

    Compass · April 18, 2014
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  • Valentina M.

    Frozen! Be careful

    Valentina Marinovic · February 24, 2014
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  • janelle g.

    a dump, but getting better. slowly.

    janelle gunther · October 30, 2013
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  • Eric T.

    Don't sit on the grass

    Eric Tabala · June 20, 2013
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  • Doris k.

    Bbq's , music, people and lots of laughter here!!

    Doris k · June 15, 2013
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  • Leah M.

    The pianos are back!

    Leah Morgan · June 11, 2013
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  • The Corcoran Group

    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.

    The Corcoran Group · June 4, 2013
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  • Carrot C.

    Tennis, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, football and more. Make sure to bring your Wilson gear.

    Carrot Creative · February 1, 2013
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  • Christopher A.

    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.

    Christopher Araujo · October 4, 2012
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  • Mitch L.

    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.

    Mitch Lopez · August 6, 2012
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  • İkra K.

    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!

    İkra Kılıç · August 5, 2012
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  • Bollare

    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

    Bollare · July 18, 2012
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  • Mike Bloomberg

    On 6/28/12, I opened the newly renovated McCarren Park Pool & announced all City pools are open: http://bit.ly/MRNKgM

    Mike Bloomberg · July 9, 2012
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  • Wahyu R.

    mbuh kie nengdi je

    Wahyu Robi · June 5, 2012
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  • Bastian B.

    Free Wi-Fi! Extra points if you know where "Wi-Fi" comes from

    Bastian Beyer · May 31, 2012
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  • Juan M.

    There's wifi here. Key cuz of unusable AT&T iPhone service

    Juan Monroy · April 14, 2012
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  • Nicholas J.

    Mind on my money, & my money on mind. Gin + juice. Boombox. Go.

    Nicholas Jarrett · March 26, 2012
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