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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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Sledge Playground

E. 95 St. bet. Ave. L and Ave. K


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

This Canarsie playground is named in memory of New York City Police Officer Cecil Frank Sledge, who was born on August 10, 1944 in Roanoke, Alabama. In 1961 Sledge enlisted in the Army and was stationed in the New York City area until his honorable discharge in 1965. He attained the rank of Sergeant First Class in the Army Reserve. Sledge married Linda Sudjian in 1972, and they had two children, Richard and Corinne. Sledge received a Bachelor of Science degree from the New York Institute of Technology in 1977.

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