Fannie Barnes Children's Playground
447 Sheffield Avenue [map]
East New York, Brooklyn
Founded in July 1992
When originally built in 1992 vacant lots stretched for 3 blocks. This Lots-for-Tots Playground was vandalized and rendered useless within 5 years. New housing helped stabilize the neighborhood. GrowNYC renovated this park-playground in 2005 with assistance from KABOOM! Urban Strategies parents selected new play equipment. Over 100 volunteers came out for the Build day. Recycled lumber replaced rotten wood tables, the mural was touched up and safety surfacing was replenished,and a whole playground was raised in one wet day.