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Frederick Johnson Playground

7 Ave. bet.ween W. 150 St. and W. 151 St.

Manhattan

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

Frederick Johnson (1891-1963) was an inspirational tennis player, coach, teacher and Harlem native who enriched the lives of countless members of this community. Johnson was a gifted sportsman from his earliest years, but an accident from his youth claimed his left arm just above the elbow. Determined to remain active, he soon taught himself to play tennis, defying everyone’s expectations about his apparent disability. After developing his own unique style of play, Johnson eventually competed professionally.

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Frederick Johnson Playground Weather

  • Fri
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    58°F
  • Sat
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    53°F
  • Sun
    Windy
    53°F
  • Mon
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