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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

Stars & Stripes Playground

Crawford Ave. at Baychester Ave.


Directions via Google Maps

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

John Philip Sousa (1854-1932), also known as the “March King”, enjoyed a lengthy career as a composer, bandmaster, and musician. One of ten children, Sousa was born in Washington, D.C. At the age of six he entered the Esputa Conservatory of Music where he mastered the violin. At the age of thirteen he enlisted as an apprentice in the U.S. Marine Band, of which his father was a member, and then toured with various theater orchestras in his early twenties. Sousa rejoined the U.S. Marine Band in 1880 and, as its director for over twelve years, greatly elevated the band’s popularity and professionalism.

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Directions to Stars & Stripes Playground

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Stars & Stripes Playground Weather

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

7-day forecast

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