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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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P.O. Reinaldo Salgado Playground

Monroe St. to Madison St. between Patchen Ave. and Ralph Ave.


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

The former Patchen Playground was renamed for Police Officer Reinaldo Salgado (1956-1997) of the 81st Precinct in August 1997. Known affectionately in the neighborhood as "Rei," Officer Salgado died of leukemia at the age of 41 on April 14, 1997. In the Bedford-Stuyvesant community, Salgado is remembered for his active involvement with the children in the 81st Precinct Youth Programs.

The youngest of ten children, Salgado was born on January 6, 1956 in Manati, Puerto Rico. He was raised in the South Bronx and attended Cardinal Hayes High School and the State University of New York at Buffalo. In May 1977 Salgado graduated with a B.A. in Speech Communication, the first in his family to complete college. Like two of his brothers before him, Rei chose a career in the Police Department. He graduated from the Police Academy in January 1981.

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    P.O. Reinaldo Salgado Playground Weather

    • Tue
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      Blowing Snow
    • Thu
      Chance Light Snow
    • Fri
      Chance Flurries

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