Grover Cleveland Playground
This park is not just a playground, although it does include a very large playground area. Also included: fitness equipment, bathrooms, spray showers, handball and basketball courts, shady lawns with space for spreading out, tall trees, and sweeping views out to the Manhattan skyline and of other parts of Queens and Brooklyn. It is one of the best parts of the neighborhood for skyline views. It is a deceptively expansive area, perched on the hill just above Linden Hill Methodist Cemetery and just a block from the busy Metropolitan Ave, although you wouldn’t know from walking around. The park is a favorite spot for local families and their dogs, but make sure to bring a leash!
This park, located next to the Cemetery of the Evergreens from which it gets its name, is a great place to cool off in the playground fountains or take a stroll if you’re on that side of the train. The park, though covering a small area, has the feeling of a Manhattan park with the old fashioned lamp posts, a dugout and big trees. The park is stranded in the quietest park of the neighborhood to the fast East, and has an intimate quite atmosphere despite the numerous amenities.