Progressive Adventure Playland

Progressive Adventure Playland
265 Marcus Garvey Boulevard [map]
Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn
Founded in 1987

Progressive Adventure Playland is an 11,000 square foot playground built on Administration for Children's Services property in Bedford-Stuyvesant.  The site was originally built by GrowNYC's Lots for Tots program in 1987 and named after the adjacent daycare, Emmanuel Progressive Day Care Center #1.

GrowNYC worked with Kaboom! to completely rebuilt the playground in 2009 after Little Sun People Too, a new daycare operator, moved in.  Several mature shade trees, shrubs, and flowers create a shady play area for children from the day care center, and there is also a small children's garden area.

 

There’s nothing like coming out of the cavernous Union Square subway station to a canopy of tree branches covered in spring blossoms, the tents of the Greenmarket visible just beyond.

And then there’s the smell…strawberries.

Now you can make one of these delicious strawberry recipes!

  • Greenmarket

    Our network of farmers markets, Youthmarkets, Fresh Food Box pick-ups, and Greenmarket Co. ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.

  • Recycle

    We blanket the five boroughs with resources like textile and food scrap collection, Stop 'N' Swaps, and free training to make waste reduction easy for all.

  • Garden

    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.