Children's Grove / Arboleda de Niños

1480-86 Myrtle Ave
Bushwick, Brooklyn
Founded in 2003

On a garbage strewn lot under the El tracks on congested Myrtle Avenue, local residents dreamed of a safe place for children to play. Make the Road by Walking (a local community justice group) secured the space with help from the Trust for Public Land, and GrowNYC helped to design and build their vision. This small triangular lot is framed by ornamental plantings around the perimeter, and a dynamic mural depicting community injustice. The site incorporates a brick patio with tables and benches, a gazebo, childrens playhouse and waterplay table on a rubber safety surface. The open areas are tied together by a lawn. Arboleda de Los Niños is their reality.


This garden is under the jurisdiction of NYC Parks and supported by GreenThumb, the nation's largest urban gardening program. If you are interested in joining, starting, or supporting a community garden, contact NYC Parks GreenThumb

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  • Food Access & Agriculture

    Our network of Greenmarket farmers markets and Farmstands, coupled with GrowNYC Wholesale, ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Zero Waste

    We provide food scrap drop-offs, clothing collections, Stop 'N' Swap® community reuse events, and zero waste trainings to make resource conservation easy for all.

  • Green Space

    We build and rejuvenate community gardens and urban farms in all 5 boroughs, and support even more gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, school garden grants, & more.

  • Education

    We foster future environmental stewards by providing 66,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.