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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

New York City parks are now open. We continue to urge caution in parks under wintry conditions: parks paths can be slippery, snow cover can cover frozen lakes and bodies of water, and branches may have fallen. If you see a fallen branch call 311.

Some recreation centers will open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. today with limited staffing.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

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MacLaughlin Playground

Greystone Av bet. W 236 St and W 240 St


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

I believe it can mean disaster for an individual to go from childhood to maturity and never experience that communion, that deep peace...that miracle of trees and parks which bring to the human being the excitement of the whole, vast universe.
--Ruth MacLaughlin, 1968

Ruth Peterson MacLaughlin was a Riverdale resident and an assistant to former Bronx Borough President Herman Badillo, who worked for many years to improve the quality of life in the Bronx. MacLaughlin was born on July 10, 1910 in Portland, Oregon, and attended college in Los Angeles, California. The beauty of the natural surroundings of her hometown, the Rose City, also inspired her to help develop new parks in the urban landscape of New York.

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MacLaughlin Playground Weather

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    Chance Light Snow
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