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Paerdegat Park

Albany Ave., E. 40 St. bet. Farragut Rd. and Foster Ave.

Brooklyn

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

This East Flatbush park, bounded by Foster Avenue to the north, Albany Avenue to the east, Farragut Road to the south and East Fortieth Street to the west, is named for Paerdegat Basin, a one and one quarter mile-long channel that empties into Jamaica Bay in nearby Bergen Beach. Paerdegat Basin, named for a Dutch word meaning "horse gate" is a saltwater wetland area. Groves of trees such as the ailanthus, honey locust and smooth sumac in the basin's upland region provide a welcome habitat for many species of birds and animals whose numbers have dwindled in recent years.

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Paerdegat Park is undergoing construction. This project will reconstruct the sidewalks by removing and resetting the granite block. New security lighting on the basketball court, playground and around the comfort station will be installed. The basketball court will be reconstructed and surrounding lawn areas will be planted to prevent erosion. Play areas will have a new safety surface installed, an improved tot area, elimination of redundant pieces of play equipment. Existing benches will be replaced to meet ADA requirements. Creation of a planted evergreen set off with post and chain fence and the handball walls will be repaired and reconstructed.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2015

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Paerdegat Park Weather

  • Tue
    Rain
    51°F
  • Wed
    Heavy Rain
    57°F
  • Mon
    Chance Rain
    55°F
  • Fri
    Sunny
    49°F

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