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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

Russell Sage Playground

Booth St. bet. 68 Ave. and 68 Dr.

Queens

Directions via Google Maps

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

This playground is named after the adjacent Russell Sage School, J.H.S.190, in the Rego Park section of Queens.            

Russell Sage (1816-1906) was a financier and a railroad tycoon who amassed a fortune of $70 million by the time he died.  He began as a clerk in his brother’s grocery store in Troy, New York, and in 1839 opened his own wholesale grocery business.  He acted as treasurer of Rensselaer County from 1844 to 1851, and in 1852 he was elected to Congress on the Whig ticket.  He served until 1857 when he took over as vice president of the La Crosse Railroad in Wisconsin, a company to which he had lent money while in office.

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Directions to Russell Sage Playground

    Russell Sage Playground Weather

    • Wed
      Sunny
      26°F
    • Thu
      Increasing Clouds
      34°F
    • Fri
      Chance Snow
      35°F
    • Sat
      Sunny
      23°F

    7-day forecast

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