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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

Stebbins Playground

Rev James Polite Av bet. E 163 St and E 164 St


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

This playground honors Colonel Henry G. Stebbins (1811-1881), an important associate of Frederick Law Olmstead, co-designer of the City’s most renowned parks. In 1874, New York City annexed a portion of Westchester County, including the village of West Farms. Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903), who created Central Park, Prospect Park, Morningside Park, and Fort Tryon Park, developed a plan for laying out the streets in the new section of the Bronx. The plan proved too expensive and was rejected, but a street in the area, Stebbins Avenue, bears the name of Olmsted’s staunch ally, Colonel Henry G. Stebbins.

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Stebbins Playground Weather

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