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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

Grove Hill Playground

E 158 st bet. Eagle Av and Caildwell Av


Directions via Google Maps

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

Grove Hill Playground, bounded by Eagle and Cauldwell Avenues on 158th Street, lies in a an area that was once a neighborhood referred to as Grove Hill.

Eagle Avenue was once comprised of hilly, rocky terrain, and was included as part of the property purchased from the powerful Morris family by the area’s first developers, William Carr and Henry Purdy in 1847. By the late 19th century, however, the land had been sold to area breweries. Established in 1865, the Hupfel Brewery quickly developed into a successful local family business. When Prohibition went into effect during the 1920s, the Hupfels chose not to enter the bootlegging market as some of their competitors did, instead they converted their brewery into a mushroom farm.

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Directions to Grove Hill Playground

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Grove Hill Playground Weather

  • Tue
  • Wed
    Blowing Snow
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
  • Fri
    Chance Flurries

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