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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

Carlton Park

Foste Rd., Carlton Ave., Drumgoole Rd. W.

Staten Island

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

This park is named for nearby Carlton Avenue. This area of Staten Island was named Little Farms in the 1900s by the real estate development company of Wood Harmon. With new streets laid out from the Staten Island Railway line to Woodrow Road along Rossville Avenue, the developers hoped to lure urban transplants from the rest of the metropolitan area. Low-cost bungalows and the promise of a more peaceful existence appealed to many during this period. In a short time the company managed to transform the area from sprawling farmland and wilderness into a small residential community of houses and bungalows. Carlton Avenue was one of the Little Farms community’s main streets. Although its origin is unknown, the name has remained through many changes in the area.

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    Carlton Park Weather

    • Tue
      Light Snow
      30°F
    • Wed
      Blowing Snow
      32°F
    • Thu
      Chance Light Snow
      31°F
    • Fri
      Chance Flurries
      34°F

    7-day forecast

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