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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

New York City parks are now open. We continue to urge caution in parks under wintry conditions: parks paths can be slippery, snow cover can cover frozen lakes and bodies of water, and branches may have fallen. If you see a fallen branch call 311.

Some recreation centers will open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. today with limited staffing.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Frederick Johnson Playground

Frederick E. Samuel Memorial map_it

  • Location: Tennis court #7; 7th Avenue between West 150-151 Streets
  • Sculptor: Albert Benevento
  • Description: Bronze plaque on pillar with incised, green-painted leaf at bottom in pavement
  • Materials: Bronze, concrete
  • Dimensions: H: 3'6" (approximate)
  • Cast: ca. 1986 (?)
  • Dedicated: August 11, 1992
  • Donor: DPR
  • Inscription: IN MEMORY OF / CITY COUNCILMAN FRED SAMUEL / 1921-1985 / WHOSE TIRELESS EFFORTS / HELPED TO MAKE OUR PARK / AN OASIS IN THE COMMUNITY / FRED JOHNSON PARK ASSOCIATION, INC. / MAY 31, 1986 /

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

Park Information

Directions to Frederick Johnson Playground

Frederick Johnson Playground Weather

  • Wed
    Sunny
    26°F
  • Thu
    Increasing Clouds
    34°F
  • Fri
    Chance Snow
    35°F
  • Sat
    Sunny
    23°F

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