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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.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

John Hancock Playground

Bedford Ave., Hancock St., Jefferson Ave.


Directions via Google Maps

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

John Hancock (1737-1793) is best known as the first man to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776. His signature was so grand and bold that “to give your John Hancock,” has entered the vernacular as a phrase for signing one’s name.

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Directions to John Hancock Playground

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John Hancock Playground Weather

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

7-day forecast

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