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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

Prescott Playground

Edith Ave. at Irvington St.

Staten Island

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

This playground was renamed in 1997 in honor of Christopher J. Prescott (1972-1994), a Staten Island native who was the first New York City EMS worker to be killed in the line of duty.

The site was formerly known as Huguenot playground due to its location off Huguenot Avenue within the neighborhood of the same name. The Huguenots were a Protestant minority who fled religious repression in France for the promise of greater freedom in the new world. A small group of Huguenot and Dutch Walloon families made Staten Island’s first settlement in 1661, at Oude Dorp (later called Dover or Old Town), just south of the Narrows near South Beach. The neighborhood emerged two centuries later as one of many hamlets that developed near depots of the railroad, which opened in 1860.

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    Prescott Playground Weather

    • Wed
      Becoming Sunny
      31°F
    • Thu
      Increasing Clouds
      33°F
    • Fri
      Chance Light Snow
      35°F
    • Sat
      Sunny
      21°F

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