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Frontera Park

58 Ave. bet. Brown Pl. and 69 St.


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

This park, is named for Frank Frontera (1858–1952), an immigrant who realized the American dream in the community of Maspeth. Frontera emigrated from Italy and settled in Maspeth with his wife and infant son in 1883. An active member of the community, Frontera served in the Volunteer Fire Department until the age of 91. The owner of a barber shop, Frontera instilled a strong work ethic in his children, and his son Alexander founded the Maspeth Federal Savings and Loan Association.

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