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Markham Playground

Willowbrook Pkwy., Forest Ave. to Houston St.

Staten Island

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

Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans
Upon his hoe and gazes on the ground,
The emptiness of ages in his face,
And on his back, the burden of the world.

Edwin Markham,“The Man with the Hoe”

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Park Information

Directions to Markham Playground

  • Markham Playground

Markham Playground Weather

  • Wed
    Sunny
    88°F
  • Thu
    Sunny
    85°F
  • Fri
    Sunny
    79°F
  • Sat
    Mostly Sunny
    81°F

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