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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

Due to the winter storm, NYC Parks will close this afternoon at 6:00 p.m., effective until further notice. Closures include all parks and recreation centers, and signage will be posted at all parks sites.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

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Neptune Playground

W. 12 St. between Neptune Ave. and Surf Ave.

Brooklyn

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

This playground on West 12th Street takes its name from nearby Neptune Avenue. The avenue is one of Coney Island's three major east-west thoroughfares, the others also featuring aquatic names, Surf Avenue and Mermaid Avenue. Neptune Playground shares the distinction of being named for the god of the seas with Poseidon Playground, located on West 25th Street. Usually, the Roman god Neptune (or his Greek counterpart Poseidon) is represented with a three-pronged spear, the trident, which he used to smash rocks, calm the waves or stir up storms. According to Roman mythology, Neptune was the son of Saturn, and brother to Jupiter, king of the gods, and Pluto, god of the dead. Originally known as the god of springs and streams, Neptune came to be identified as the god of the seas. Much like the seas he ruled, the god was known for his moody, unpredictable and ever-changing behavior.

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    Neptune Playground Weather

    • Tue
      Heavy Snow
      28°F
    • Wed
      Decreasing Clouds
      26°F
    • Thu
      Chance Light Snow
      30°F
    • Fri
      Chance Light Snow
      35°F

    7-day forecast

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