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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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Oxport Playground

Flushing Ave. between N. Portland Ave. and N. Oxford St.

Brooklyn

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

This Fort Greene playground, located on the south side of Flushing Avenue, was renamed Oxport Playground by Parks in 1996, combining the names of North Portland Avenue to the west, and North Oxford Street to the east. Both streets date back to the first half of the nineteenth century.

In the 1940s, Brooklyn’s large World War II labor force, of which 71,000 were employed in the nearby Brooklyn Navy Yard, prompted the construction of many new housing projects. As additional housing projects were built in the 1950s, the city kept pace with the needs of the increasing enrollment in Fort Greene schools by creating more recreational facilities such as this one. The city acquired this site by condemnation in 1956, and in 1960 it was opened as a jointly operated playground with J.H.S. 265.

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    Oxport Playground Weather

    • Wed
      Becoming Sunny
      31°F
    • Thu
      Increasing Clouds
      34°F
    • Fri
      Chance Light Snow
      35°F
    • Sat
      Sunny
      22°F

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