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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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Joyce Kilmer Park

Grand Concourse to Walton Av bet. E 161 St and E 164 St

Bronx

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

This park, bounded by the Grand Concourse, Walton Avenue, 164th and 161st Streets, is named after Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918), poet, journalist, and soldier. Kilmer was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey and attended Rutgers from 1904 to 1906, graduating from Columbia College in 1908. He began his writing career in New York in 1909, contributing freelance articles and poems to a number of publications before he joined the staff of the New York Times. He is most famous for his poem, "Trees," written in 1913, which has been learned by millions of schoolchildren. While stationed in France during World War I, Kilmer wrote for Stars and Stripes, the Army weekly. On July 30, 1918, he was killed in action on the Western Front.

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Joyce Kilmer Park Weather

  • Tue
    Snow
    26°F
  • Wed
    Blowing Snow
    30°F
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
    30°F
  • Fri
    Chance Flurries
    34°F

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