Neighborhood spotlights are a local recommendation with some quick info for must-try spots in our area. Where do you go to get your fill of green space? Let us know in the comments.
The biggest little park in Brooklyn, Fort Greene Park is a neighborhood staple and the perfect place to pass a summer day. A great spot to exercise, relax in the grass, or have an afternoon picnic; its grassy knolls offer views of Dumbo, Downtown Brooklyn and the Manhattan skyline. With the Prison Martyrs Monument at the crest of its central hill, and it’s role in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, there's plenty of interesting history to be had.
Fort Greene Park is the premier spot in the neighborhood for exercise with a one-mile perimeter dirt loop for running, a field often in use by soccer and frisbee players, basketball courts, a playground, yoga meetups, and some of Brooklyn's most popular tennis courts (note: tennis permit required). Humans aren’t the only ones that enjoy the Fort Greene’s abundant green space, pups abound especially during leash-free hours after 9pm and before 9am.
If you're looking for an outing with a bit more structure, the park is also the site of outdoor movie screenings, a weekend artisanal and farmers market, and a variety of free walking tours.
Where: Washington Park St, Brooklyn - walk from Our Place in 20 minutes or take an 8 minute bus ride