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Bobby Thomson Field
This field, located along the northernmost segment of Staten Island’s FDR Boardwalk and Beach between Fort Wadsworth and...

Bunker Ponds Park
At various times over the past million years, global cooling allowed massive glaciers to form over much of the northern Un...

Buono Beach
Matthew “Giggy” Buono (1942-1968) was the 39th Staten Islander to be killed in the Vietnam War. A graduate of New...

Capodanno Memorial
This memorial, located along Seaside Boulevard and the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach, commemorates the Congres...

Captain Roald Amundsen Plaza
Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (1872-1928), polar explorer, was born in Borge, Norway. When he was 20 years old, Amundse...

Carlton Park
This park is named for nearby Carlton Avenue. This area of Staten Island was named Little Farms in the 1900s by the real esta...

Christopher J. Prescott Playground
This playground was renamed in 1997 in honor of Christopher J. Prescott (1972-1994), a Staten Island native who was the firs...

Clarence T. Barrett Memorial
Major Clarence Tynan Barrett (1840–1906), part of a prominent Staten Island family, distinguished himself through career...

Clove Lakes Park
Clove Lakes Park derives its name from the Dutch word “kloven,” meaning cleft. The particular cleft is the valley...

Clove’s Tail
Clove’s Tail is so named for its location at the tail end of Clove Lakes Park. The Dutch word “kloven” tran...

Conference House
Conference House, the 17th century manor house on this southernmost tip of Staten Island, was named after a dramatic meeting t...

Crescent Beach
This park and the surrounding community are named for the sandbar that separates them from Great Kills Harbor. At low tide, t...

Davis Playground
This playground honors Staten Island native William T. Davis (1862-1945), a local historian, an amateur scientist, and an earl...

Deere Park
It is perhaps ironic that this parkland wilderness bears the name of one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of farm e...

Dodgers Triangle
This triangle honors the beloved Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team, the only major league team ever named for a borough instead o...

Dongan Playground
This playground is named for the 17th century British governor of New York, Colonel Thomas Dongan (1634-1715). Born in Cast...

Double Nickel Playground
In 1997, Commissioner Stern changed this playground’s name from Koch Playground to Double Nickel Playground, a play on P...

Egbert Triangle
This triangle commemorates Arthur Stanley Egbert (1893-1918), a member of a prominent Staten Island family, who fought and die...

Eibs Pond Park
Eibs Pond Park, located in the Staten Island neighborhood of Park Hill, was named for a German-American family who owned land ...

Faber Park and Pool
For outdoor pool details, including hours and rules, please visit our Free Outdoor Pools page. Faber Park and Pool is l...

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