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Brower Park
A green fence, about four feet high, opens on a path towards a basketball court, slightly up a hill. In the midground and background, atop lawns of brownish grass stand leafless trees against an overcast sky.
Brower Park in February 2018
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Type Urban park
Location Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City,
New York, United States
Area 4.5-acre (0.018 km2)
Created 1892

Brower Park is a municipal park in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, New York City. It is located between Brooklyn Avenue to the west and Kingston Avenue to the east, and between St. Marks Avenue to the north and Park Place to the south. The T-shaped park encompasses roughly 4 acres (1.6 ha) and shares a square block with the Brooklyn Children's Museum and P.S. 289 George V Brower.


The park, like the elementary school which occupies the same block, was named after George Vanderhoof Brower (c. 1839-1921), the Commissioner of Parks for the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens from 1889 to 1894 and from 1898 to 1901.

The City of Brooklyn purchased what is now the southern portion of the park in 1892. A comfort station was erected in the park 1905, and a World War I memorial was dedicated there in 1919. The park was altered in 1936 by the addition of drinking fountains, benches, and a playground. A park improvement scheme in 1939 provided the park with a new grass lawn planted by boy scouts. Chisholm represented New York's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983.


Brower Park has basketball courts, bathrooms, fitness paths, handball courts, a playground, a skate park, and spray showers.

Brower Park Skate Park

The Brower Park skate park opened September 10, 2011, the second concrete skatepark in Brooklyn. Eric Adams, who was State Senator at the time, approved the skate park. An organization lead by Traci and Jay Johnson rallied for the park to be built. The park consists of handful of boxes/ledges, and a small ramp.


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