Squibb Park in Brooklyn Heights

(Photo by Jane Kratochvil)

We know this is not new, but Squibb Park at Columbia Heights and Middagh Street in Brooklyn Heighgts has been open for a month or two. The 70 year old, 0.595 acre park was under renovation and is now a skate park with engineered acrylic floor. No half pipes or rails but a bridge from the park to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 is funded, but no word yet on when construction will begin.

According to the NYC Dept of Parks & Recreation:

“This playground honors Dr. Edward Robinson Squibb (1819-1900), founder of Squibb Pharmaceuticals, later known as Bristol Meyers Squibb…He built the first Squibb laboratories on a site behind the present playground; if you look closely you can still see the name Squibb written on the smokestacks.”

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{Squibb Park Open for Skaters, PS 8 Kids, 06Oct2010, Brownstoner}
{Squibb Playground in Lively Use, 23Sept2010, BHB}
{This park is a forgotten ‘Squibb’ no more, 06Oct2010, BK Paper}
{Update on Squibb Park & Bridge, 07May2010, Brownstoner}