Fort Greene Park

Washington Pk (btwn Myrtle & DeKalb Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(347) 559-5142


  • Best way to enjoy free AT&T Wi-Fi here? With a fully charged mobile device, of course! If you need to power up, just hit up our #ATTStreetCharge solar-powered mobile charging station.
  • While you're here, connect to free Wi-Fi around the monument and visitor's center.
  • Head to the visitors center and follow the Tree Trail, a marked pathway with helpful descriptions of each species.
  • Places to Run: Run around the entire 30-acre park, create your own loop starting with one of the many entrances, or opt for the (1.75 laps/mile) fitness path.
  • Fall Foliage: Take the steps to the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument to take in spectacular views of the changing leaves of elm, oak, ginkgo and osage orange trees.
  • Want to shape your thighs and butt, burn calories and get your heart rate up? Take on the stairs at Ft. Greene Park - there are about 100 to keep you busy from the bottom to the top.
  • The hills on the west side of this popular park are a terrific sledding location on snowy days.
  • You're standing on top of a mass grave! On the north side of the monument, read the plaque about the Revolutionary War soldiers buried under the park.
  • I love this park! Come back for the farmer's market on Saturday mornings. Hit up Walter's for a snack. Notice the placards marking the "tree trail" - there are 20 different kinds of trees here!
  • Prison ships martyrs memorial is the highest free- standing doric column in the world
  • To get my haircut had to go to Fort Greene/On Myrtle Ave., to get a fade with the sides clean. - Gang Starrin in The Planet.' (from NYTimes's Brooklyn, the Remix: A Hip-Hop Tour)
  • People here really don't like it when you try to ride their dogs like a small horse.
  • Soul Summit Musile
  • Try using the new free wi-fi service, available in the area near the visitor's center.
  • Akihiro Itos sculpture, Tomorrow, illustrates the harmony between humans and their natural surroundings, and reminds us of the importance of preserving our environment. See it through August 2013.
  • In addition to the dog run, this historic park also has a fitness path, a BBQ area, a nature center, and more.
  • hit the Greenmarket Saturday mornings--get some produce, plus cider & donuts for a snack in the park
  • This is the best park in which to get away with public drinking.
  • Come early on a Saturday morning and hit the Greenmarket to get provisions for your picnic in this bohemian wonderland.
  • Visit the free Revolutionary War history museum atop the hill. The museum and the largest free-standing doric column in the world are designed by the lecherous Stanford White.

Nearby places

186 DeKalb Ave (at Washington Pk)
166 Dekalb Ave (at Cumberland St)
757 Fulton St (at S Portland Ave)