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DiMattina Playground

Rapelye, Woodhull, and Hicks Streets and Rapelye, Hicks, and Cole Streets


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

This playground is named for Vincent J. DiMattina (1915-1966), a practicing attorney, who took an active interest in the civic and religious affairs of his Brooklyn community. At the young age of 16, DiMattina took his first job working on the Brooklyn Waterfront where he stayed until he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942. Trained as a deep-sea diver, DiMattina served with Sea Bee Battalion 104 in the South Pacific until December 1945. At the time of his discharge, DiMattina had earned the rank of Chief Boatswain’s Mate.

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It's My Park at Dimattina Dog Run

This It's My Park season, meet your neighbors and fellow dog owners at our annual spring cleaning of the dog run in...


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Dog-friendly AreasDiMattina Park Dog Run

The park will be closed to construct separate dog runs for both small and large dogs in Dimattina Park. The dog runs will encourage safe and open play while supplying proper drainage, safe lighting, and various healthy plantings. New features will include permeable surfaces, benches, fences, drinking fountains, and improved odor and dust control.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2014

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