NYC Resources311Office of the Mayor

Hickman Playground

Veterans Ave. between E. 66 St. and E 68 St.

Brooklyn

Directions via Google Maps

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

This playground honors Captain Vincent Hickman (1933-1964), a soldier from Brooklyn, who served as a pilot in the Korean War (1950-1953), and lost his life while fighting during the Vietnam War (1964-1975).

Raised in Flatlands, Brooklyn, Vincent Hickman attended St. Francis Xavier High School in Manhattan. Graduating high school in 1951, Hickman joined the United States Air Force to serve in the Korean War. At the war’s end, Captain Hickman returned home and enrolled in Fordham University. Graduating in 1956 with a B.S. in History, Captain Hickman returned to the Air Force. In January 1964, Captain Hickman was sent overseas to assist in the United States efforts on behalf of the southern-based Republic of Vietnam.

Read More

Park Information

Directions to Hickman Playground

  • Hickman Playground
  • Hickman Playground

Hickman Playground Weather

  • Thu
    Rain
    57°F
  • Fri
    Mostly Cloudy
    66°F
  • Sat
    Mostly Sunny
    67°F
  • Sun
    Breezy
    61°F

7-day forecast

Was this information helpful?