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Fairmount Playground

Prospect Ave. bet. N/B Cross Bronx Exwy. and Fairmount Pl.

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

Both this playground and the nearby Fairmount Place are named after the 19th century Fairmount estate that was located here, owned successively by Colonel Dunham, Robert Cochran, and Thomas Minford. Prospect Avenue, adjacent to Fairmount Playground, gets its name for the prospect (view) that it affords of the East River.

Fairmount is located in the neighborhood of East Tremont. This was known as Upper Morrisania until the 1850s, when local postmaster Hiram Tarbox realized his mail was being mixed up with that of nearby Morrisania. He suggested the name Tremont for the three nearby hills: Fairmount, Mount Eden, and Mount Hope.

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Fairmount Playground Weather

  • Mon
    Rain Likely
    70°F
  • Tue
    Mostly Sunny
    56°F
  • Wed
    Rain/Snow Likely
    41°F
  • Mon
    Partly Sunny
    41°F

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