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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

Due to the winter storm, NYC Parks will close this afternoon at 6:00 p.m., effective until further notice. Closures include all parks and recreation centers, and signage will be posted at all parks sites.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

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Greencroft Playground

Greencroft Ave. bet.ween Ainsworth Ave. and Redgrave Ave.

Staten Island

Directions via Google Maps

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

Greencroft Playground takes its name from its southwestern border, Greencroft Street. The word green-croft is a pastoral term. A croft is a Dutch word for family farm, kitchen garden, or a very small pasture. The playground is also bounded by Ainsworth Avenue, Redgrave Street and P.S. 53, the Bay Terrace School. These streets were laid out in the neighborhood of Bay Terrace in the mid-20th century. Presumably the developers wished to give the newly suburban streets appealing names, reminiscent of the area’s farming past.

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Park Information

Directions to Greencroft Playground

  • Greencroft Playground

Greencroft Playground Weather

  • Tue
    Snow
    30°F
  • Wed
    Blowing Snow
    32°F
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
    31°F
  • Fri
    Chance Flurries
    34°F

7-day forecast

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