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Tappen Park
This park is named after World War I (1914-1918) veteran James Tappen. James J. Tappen (1891-1918) served in Company D ...

Terrace Playground
The City of New York acquired this property in 1951. That same year the Board of Estimate assigned the land to be jointly ope...

The Battle of the Bulge Monument
"This is undoubtedly the greatest battle of the War and will, I believe, be regardedas an ever famous American Victory.&q...

The Beach at Wolfe’s Pond Park
This beach was formed nearly 20,000 years ago during the final stages of the last ice age. As the Wisconsin ice sheet advance...

The Hiker
The Hiker statue honors those local soldiers who served in the Spanish-American War (1898–1902). Depicting a foot soldi...

Toad Hall Playground
“Rounding a bend in the river, they came in sight of a handsome, dignified old house of mellowed red brick, with well-ke...

Tottenville Pool
For outdoor pool details, including hours and rules, please visit our Free Outdoor Pools page. Completed in 1971, the t...

Tottenville Shore Park
The town of Tottenville is located on Staten Island, at the southernmost point of New York City. Tottenville was named for th...

Veterans Park
Veterans Park is Staten Island’s oldest park. It was laid out in 1836 when Port Richmond’s village streets were m...

Walker Park
Walker Park holds a distinguished place in the history of New York cricket and tennis. Initially known as Livingston Park, th...

Westerleigh Park
Westerleigh Park and the neighborhood of Westerleigh take their name from the Westerleigh Collegiate Institute of Staten Islan...

Westwood Park
Westwood Park would not exist today were it not for the building of the Staten Island Expressway. In 1945, New York City Park...

White Playground
This playground honors Staten Island World War I veteran John Edward White (1893-1918). Born in Fort Wadsworth, Staten Isl...

William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge
William Thompson Davis (1862-1945), whose family history on Staten Island dates back to the 17th century, was born in New Brig...

Willowbrook Park
Willowbrook Park is one of the most popular of Staten Island’s Greenbelt parks. Its combination of natural wilderness a...

Wolfe’s Pond Park
The landscape of Wolfe’s Pond Park on Raritan Bay is rich in history, both natural and manmade. The beach was formed n...

Wolfe's Pond
Wolfe’s Pond is unusual because it is a freshwater pond that is only yards from the saltwater of the ocean. It was prob...

Wolfe's Pond Park Ravine
The stream that connects Wolfe’s Pond to Acme Pond carved this ravine into the sandy soil. The trees that grow here are ...

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