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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

New York City parks are now open. We continue to urge caution in parks under wintry conditions: parks paths can be slippery, snow cover can cover frozen lakes and bodies of water, and branches may have fallen. If you see a fallen branch call 311.

Some recreation centers will open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. today with limited staffing.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Honoring the African-American Experience

Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese

Photo of Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese sculpture, KeySpan Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn

Sculptor William Behrends; Landscape architect Ken Smith, 2005
MCU Park, Coney Island, Brooklyn
Bronze, granite, landscaping

Inspired by the friendship of two Brooklyn Dodger baseball players who helped advance integration in the Major Leagues, this figurative sculpture depicting the two teammates, was dedicated November 1, 2005 at the entrance of Key Span Park (now MCU Park), home of the minor league team, the Cyclones. The artwork honors historical events of broad social significance, and is intended to serve as an inspiration to visitors, especially children.

Read the Historical Sign for Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese

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