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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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Gun Hill Playground

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


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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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Gun Hill Playground Weather

  • Tue
    Heavy Snow
  • Wed
    Decreasing Clouds
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
  • Fri
    Chance Light Snow

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