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Gun Hill Playground

Magenta St. bet. Holland Ave. and Cruger Ave.

Bronx

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

This park and nearby Gun Hill Houses are named for Gun Hill Road. The story of Gun Hill Road begins with the Mohegan Indians, who used a Bronx River crossing here that they called “Cowangongh,” meaning the “boundary beyond.” When the British arrived in the Bronx in the mid-17th century, they widened the trail, and built a crossing over the Spuyten Duyvil Creek, which they named Kingsbridge. Thereafter, the road and the settlement on the west side of the river took the name of the new bridge that linked Manhattan to the Bronx.

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