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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.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Milestone Park

18 Ave. bet. 81 St. and 82 St.


Directions via Google Maps

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

The milestone that is the centerpiece of Milestone Park is a replica of the oldest remaining milestone in New York City. The sandstone original is in the Brooklyn Historical Society, but this granite reproduction occupies the same spot where the original was placed in 1741. It stands three feet high and has a base measuring one square foot. One side reads, “8-1/4 Miles to New York and 2-1/2 Miles to Denyse’s Ferry.” The other is inscribed, “10-1/2 Miles to New York Ferry 15 Miles to Jamaica.”

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Directions to Milestone Park


    Milestone Park Weather

    • Wed
      Becoming Sunny
    • Thu
      Increasing Clouds
    • Fri
      Chance Light Snow
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