Open Space Map - Brooklyn

Below are maps outlining the areas identified as underserved or well-served by open space for each community district in Brooklyn. Some community districts contain both underserved and well-served areas, while others do not have any underserved or well-served open space areas.
  • *Underserved areas* are areas of high population density in the City that are generally the greatest distance from parkland where the amount of open space per 1000 residents is currently less than 2.5 acres.
  • *Well-served areas*
    • Have an open space ratio above 2.5 accounting for existing parks that contain developed recreational resources; or
    • Are located within 0.25 mile (approximately a 10-minute walk) from developed and publicly accessible portions of regional parks.

For the methodologies used to identify underserved and well-served areas.

*Thresholds For Assessment:*

  • If a project is located in an underserved area, an open space assessment should be conducted if that project would generate more than 50 residents or 125 workers.
  • If the project is located in a well-served area, an open space assessment should be conducted if that project would generate more than 350 residents or 750 workers in a well-served area.
  • If a project is not located within an underserved or well-served area, an open space assessment should be conducted if that project would generate more than 200 residents or 500 employees.

To view a map, click on a link in the table to see the specific area within a community district identified as underserved or well-served. Click here to return to the 2012 CEQR Technical Manual. To examine the underserved and well-served open space areas for another borough, click one of the following: Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, or Staten Island.

 

BROOKLYN

 

Underserved Areas

Well-Served Areas

                                       
Community District 1

Greenpoint

North Side Williamsburg

                                       
Community District 2

 

Prospect Heights

                                       
Community District 3

Bushwick

 

                                       
Community District 4

Bushwick
Ridgewood

                                       
Community District 5

Woodhaven

                                       
Community District 6

Gowanus

Prospect Park

                                       
Community District 7

Gowanus
Sunset Park

Parade Ground
Prospect Park 

                                       
Community District 8

Crown Heights

Prospect Park

                                       
Community District 9

Crown Heights

Prospect Park

                                       
Community District 10

Bay Ridge 
Borough Park
Sunset Park

Dyker Beach Park

                                       
Community District 11

Borough Park
Ocean Parkway

Dyker Beach Park
Calvert Vaux Park

                                       
Community District 12

Borough Park
Ocean Parkway
Sunset Park 

Parade Ground

                                       
Community District 13

 

Calvert Vaux Park

                                       
Community District 14

Flatbush
Marine Park
Midwood

Prospect Park
Parade Ground

                                       
Community District 15

Marine Park
Ocean Parkway

Marine Park

                                       
Community District 16

 

                                       
Community District 17

Flatbush

                                       
Community District 18

 

Canarsie Park
Marine Park