Fannie Barnes Children's Playground

447 Sheffield Avenue
East New York, Brooklyn
Founded in 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.

 


 

 

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

GrowNYC is excited to announce the selection of Angela Davis as its new Director of Retail Food Access and Agriculture. Angela replaces Michael Hurwitz, who is leaving GrowNYC after nearly 15 years of distinguished service to Greenmarket’s farmers and customers. 

 

  • Food Access & Agriculture

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

  • Conservation

    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 & school gardens 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.