Cooper Park is a 6.4-acre neighborhood park located between Maspeth Avenue, Sharon Street, Olive Street, and Morgan Avenue. The park is a neighborhood treasure and is extremely popular with skateboarders, dog owners, volleyball players, families and children. It has many features including tennis courts, basketball courts, playground equipment, and an elegant and relaxing open green space.

Plan Your Visit

Subway: L to Graham Avenue
Bus: B24 to Kingsland/Skillman or Kingsland/Maspeth, B43 to Graham/Metropolitan



  • Lawn and benches for passive recreation
  • Playground with spray shower
  • Basketball
  • Skateboard Ramp
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Barbecue Grills
  • Handball Courts
  • Tennis
  • Dog Run

More information and permitting.


Philanthropist, industrialist and inventor–Peter Cooper (1791-1883) was a native New Yorker and workingman’s son with less than a year of formal schooling, who became one of the most successful American businessmen of his day. He made his fortune in iron, glue, railroads, real estate and communications. His inventions include the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable and Tom Thumb, America’s first functioning steam engine. Cooper also invented Jello–with help from his wife, Sarah, who added fruit to his clarified gelatin. Despite his many successful ventures, Cooper captured only 81,737 popular votes in his 1876 bid for the presidency as a candidate from the Greenback Party. (from NYC Parks)