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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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Peter Detmold Park

E. 49 St. To E. 51 St., W/s FDR Dr.

Manhattan

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

This park honors Peter Detmold (1923-1972), once a tenant of Turtle Bay Gardens, a conglomerate of 20 townhouses on East 48th and 49th Streets, between Second and Third Avenues in Manhattan. Detmold fought in World War II, serving under General Patton at the relief of Bastogne and during the climactic fighting of the Battle of the Bulge in France. According to friends, Peter always held himself like a military man, and retained the physical strength he acquired as a soldier.

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Directions to Peter Detmold Park

Peter Detmold Park Weather

  • Wed
    Becoming Sunny
    26°F
  • Thu
    Increasing Clouds
    33°F
  • Fri
    Chance Light Snow
    34°F
  • Sat
    Sunny
    21°F

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