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Lion's Pride Playground

Riverdale Ave. bet. Van Sinderen Ave. and Snediker Ave.


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

This East New York playground, on Riverdale Avenue between Van Sinderen and Snediker Avenues, is named in honor of the lion, (panthera leo), an animal long celebrated as the “King of Beasts.” Inspiring awe in people for thousands of years with its power and beauty, the lion, native to Africa and Asia, is also famous for its fiercely close-knit social grouping: the pride.

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