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Bill Brown Playground

Ave. Y, Ave. X bet. E. 24 St. and Bedford Ave.


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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

This playground, bounded by Bedford Avenue, East 24th Street and Avenues X and Y, serves as a lasting memorial to World War I veteran William A. Brown. Brown lived only a few blocks from here at 1818 Voorhies Avenue. He served with Wagon Company G of the 108th Ammunition Train, 28th Army Division. On October 8, 1918, this young man made the ultimate sacrifice for his country when he died of wounds sustained on the battlefield in France. Brown is also the namesake of the Bill Brown Senior Citizens Club and the Bill Brown American Legion Post. Youngsters from both P.S. 254, the Dag Hammarskjold School, and P.S. 206, the Joseph F. Lamb School, enjoy this playground.

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Bill Brown Memorial Playground is under construction. This project will reconstruct the comfort station.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2016

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