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Cedar Playground

W 179 St bet. Cedar Av and Sedgwick Av

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

Cedar trees are celebrated for their valuable wood, which is generally red, scented, and highly resistant to decay. The Phoenician civilization, ancient inhabitants of present-day Lebanon who invented the alphabet, built a trading economy on the sale of cedar timber. Native Americans of the Pacific Coast hollowed out red cedars, transforming them into ocean canoes, and carved them into totem poles. The wood is so durable that many of these have been found preserved after six to ten thousand years. A true cedar is any of four species of the genus cedrus, although the name is also used for a variety of other pines that share the characteristic red scented wood.

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Cedar Playground Weather

  • Mon
    Snow
    26°F
  • Tue
    Heavy Snow
    24°F
  • Wed
    Blustery
    27°F
  • Thu
    Partly Sunny
    33°F

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