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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.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Playground One

Madison St. bet.ween Catherine St. and Oliver St.

Manhattan

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

This playground is named after the nearby public school, designated P.S. 1. The school is named for Alfred Emanuel Smith (1873-1944), who grew-up on nearby Oliver Street and rose to be the governor of New York State. The housing complex east of Madison Street also bears Smith's name. Smith carried the spirit of his Lower East Side youth into all of his political work, using his skills to tirelessly campaign for wide-reaching, progressive social reform. Many of his ideas laid the groundwork for the plans outlined in President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's (1882-1945) Depression era New Deal.

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Playground One

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Playground One Weather

  • Wed
    Becoming Sunny
    30°F
  • Thu
    Increasing Clouds
    33°F
  • Fri
    Chance Light Snow
    34°F
  • Sat
    Sunny
    21°F

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