Green Central Knoll
Flushing Ave., Central Ave., Noll St., Evergreen Ave.
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Shakespeare once asked, “What’s in a name?” In the case of parks, a name often reflects the history of the place and the spirit of the time when the park was named. Many small parks were named after local World War I heroes during the 1930s and early ‘40s, recalling acts of courage in the midst of troubled times. Others are named after prominent local figures, allowing the deceased to remain an important part of the community. Some derive their name from a previous owner of the property, others from local streets. Green Central Knoll Playground’s name is unusual in that it combines the names of all three streets that bound it: Evergreen Avenue, Central Avenue, and Knoll Street. Evergreen was so named because it led to the Cemetery of the Evergreens. Central drew its name from its once-central location within the community, while Knoll was named after a local businessman.
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