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Evergreen Park

St Felix Ave. bet. Seneca Ave. and 60 Pl.

Queens

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

This parkland draws its name from the nearby Cemetery of the Evergreens, which was founded in 1849. The Cemetery of the Evergreens, located along Bushwick Avenue on the Brooklyn-Queens border, is one of the many cemeteries that sprung up in Queens County in the 19th century.

After a decades-long struggle to eradicate yellow fever from Manhattan, city officials targeted filth and unsanitary burial conditions as the primary cause of disease epidemics. Burials were banned in southern Manhattan in 1830, and many cemeteries were built on Long Island, especially in what is now Queens. Developers believed that this area, with its beautiful rolling hills and woodlands, was more conducive to the peaceful seclusion they sought than the flat ground usually chosen for cemeteries. During the American Revolution these same hills served as the location for a beacon and lookout promontory.

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Evergreen Park Weather

  • Thu
    Chance Showers
    54°F
  • Fri
    Mostly Cloudy
    64°F
  • Sat
    Sunny
    66°F
  • Sun
    Sunny
    65°F

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