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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

Due to the winter storm, NYC Parks will close this afternoon at 6:00 p.m., effective until further notice. Closures include all parks and recreation centers, and signage will be posted at all parks sites.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

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Calvert Vaux Park

Gravesend Bay, Bay 44 St. to Bay 49 St., Shore Pkwy.


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Named for Calvert Vaux, an English architect who spent 40 years of his career in New York City, mostly working alongside Frederick Law Olmsted and designing numerous public spaces, the park is a fitting tribute to a man who valued community space so much.

Largely bounded by Gravesend Bay, Calvert Vaux Park, which was largely created out of sand, soil and rock excavated for the construction of the Verazanno-Narrows Bridge, not only offers water views and glimpses of the winged wildlife naturally attracted to such an ideal setting, but also a playground, a main entry rain garden, two synthetic turf fields, basketball courts, bocce courts, six baseball diamonds, a soccer field and a newly restored waterfront.


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Directions to Calvert Vaux Park

    Calvert Vaux Park Weather

    • Tue
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      Decreasing Clouds
    • Thu
      Chance Light Snow
    • Fri
      Chance Light Snow

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