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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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Sledge Playground Weather

  • Mon
    Light Snow
  • Tue
    Heavy Snow
  • Wed
    Mostly Sunny
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow

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