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Rachel Carson Playground
This playground, like the school across the street, honors the environmentalist author Rachel Carson (1907-1964). Born on May...

Railroad Park
This park at the intersection of Courtlandt Avenue, East 161st, and East 162nd Streets in the Bronx neighborhood of Melrose...

Railroad Park
This park takes its name from the Long Island Railroad (LIRR), whose tracks form the area’s southwest boundary. The rai...

Railroad Playground
This park is located between East 91st and East 92nd Streets on Ditmas Boulevard. It was originally called Ditmas Playgr...

Raimonda Playground
Paul Raimonda (1922-1988), an outspoken community leader in Long Island City, Queens, was born in New York on July 5, 1922. R...

Rainbow Playground
It is fitting that one of nature’s loveliest displays should provide the name for this playground in Brooklyn’s Su...

Rainey Park
Dr. Thomas Rainey (1824-1910), a resident of Ravenswood, Queens, spent 25 years of his life and most of his fortune advancing ...

Ralph Bunche Park
This oasis opposite the United Nations honors a titan of 20th century diplomacy. It was named in 1979 for Ralph Johnson Bun...

Ralph DeMarco Park
Ralph Demarco (1908-1977), a community and political leader in Queens County, envisioned a park at this site, and worked hard ...

Ralph H. Hoist Triangle
Ralph H. Hoist Triangle honors a diligent community steward. Ralph H. Hoist (1922-1990) was born in Philadelphia and attended...

Ramon Aponte Playground
This playground honors Ramon Aponte who as president of the West 47th (now 47th/48th) Street Block Association initiated the l...

Ranaqua
Ranaqua, the Bronx headquarters of the Department of Parks & Recreation of the City of New York, is located in...

Randall Playground
Randall Playground serves the residents of the Castle Hill Houses. This sprawling group of buildings is one of the housing pr...

Randall Playground - House Sparrows in New York City Parks
If you look around Randall Playground, you will probably see house sparrows (Passer domesticus). This small, brown bird has a...

Randall’s Island
Dutch Governor Wouter Van Twiller purchased Randall's Island, then known as Minnahanonck, from Native Americans in 1637. Over ...

Raoul Wallenberg Forest
This parkland is named in honor of Raoul Gustav Wallenberg (1912-?), a Swedish diplomat who is credited with saving tens of th...

Raoul Wallenberg Playground
Raoul Gustav Wallenberg (1912-?) grew up in one of Sweden’s wealthiest and most prominent families. His father, a Swe...

Ravenswood Playground
This playground’s name has a complicated history. In 1831, Reverend Francis Lister Hawks (1798-1866) moved from South ...

Raymond M. O’Connor Field
This park is named for journalist, war veteran and municipal employee Raymond M. O’Connor (1892-1931). It was establishe...

Real Good Park
Rego Park, where this property is located, would seem to derive its nomenclature from a word in another language, or perhaps a...

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