"Residential gateway to the park"
Marine Parkway runs from Nostrand Ave to Fillmore Ave at the entrance to Marine Park, about a 5-block distance. It's a fairly quiet residential street, and the main reason to be here is to be on your way to the park. Marine Park is a terrific Brooklyn park, with a smaller section including playgrounds, basketball courts, tracks for walking/running/cycling, and ballfields, and then a larger section with a nature preserve and trails through the marshlands where you can often see and hear endangered birds. I grew up less than a mile away and have many happy memories of my whole family walking or biking down Marine Parkway to the park for after-dinner play in the summertime.