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.


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