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Commodore Barry Park
Navy St & Park Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Founded as City Park in 1836, Commodore Barry Park was renamed in 1951 for one of the founders of the nearby BrooklynMore Navy Yard. The park features a football field, baseball fields, a swimming pool, basketball courts, handball courts and playgrounds. The park is one of the few green spaces near the border of Fort Greene and Vinegar Hill. The City Parks Department pledged in 2009 to a $40-million renovation of the entire park, including the additon of an ampitheater.
Edmonds Playground
DeKalb Ave. and Adelphi St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
Edmonds Playground is a small playground that's usually teeming with students from the nearby MS 113. It providesMore restrooms, basketball courts and play areas for young children. It is named for Ronald Edmonds, an African American educator who played a crucial role in education reforms implemented in the late 1970's.
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