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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

Ramon Aponte Park

47 St. bet.ween 8 Ave. and 9 Ave.


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

This playground honors Ramon Aponte who as president of the West 47th (now 47th/48th) Street Block Association initiated the long process of transforming this property from an empty lot (the site of a police station for a century) into the small, unassuming, and tranquil playground you see today.

Ramon Aponte Playground fits seamlessly into the surrounding streetscape and imparts its visitors with a strong sense of history, but that aura of established respectability is not the product of age. It is the product fortuity and the community’s unrelenting drive to create a playground for their neighborhood.

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Ramon Aponte Park Weather

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

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