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L/CPL Thomas P. Noonan Jr. Playground

47 Ave., Greenpoint Ave. bet. 42 St. and 43 St.

Queens

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

Bounded by Greenpoint and 42nd Avenues and 47th and 43rd Streets, this site was acquired December 18, 1936 as part of Thomson Hill Park, and named for war hero Thomas P.  Noonan on May 14, 1996.

Noonan (1943-1969) was born in Brooklyn, and graduated from Hunter College with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education in 1966.  On December 26, 1967 he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, and in July 1968, he was sent to the Republic of Vietnam, where he served as a mortarman and later as a rifleman in the Third Marine Division.  He was promoted to Lance Corporal on New Year’s Day in 1969.

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Noonan Playground is currently undergoing renovations. This project will reconstruct a portion of the playground, improving safety within the park and providing definitive circulation for park users. A new spray shower and new play equipment will provide recreation for a wide range of children including those requiring ADA accessible features. The project will also extend the green space, mitigate drainage issues and enhance the main entrance of the park.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2015

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