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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

ABC Playground

Large Coqui

  • Location: Houston Street and Essex Street; northwest corner of playground.
  • Sculptor: Tom Otterness
  • Description: Figural sculpture of a mother and baby coqui frog
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: 40" x 76" x 88"
  • Cast: 2004
  • Dedicated: Oct. 19, 2007
  • Foundry: Beacon Fine Art Foundry, Beacon, NY
  • Fabricator: Insun Kim, Beacon Fine Art Foundry, Beacon, NY
  • Donor: Tom Otterness

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

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ABC Playground Weather

  • Wed
  • Thu
    Increasing Clouds
  • Fri
    Chance Snow
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