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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

Sunrise Playground

253 St. bet. 149 Ave. and 149 Rd.

Queens

Directions via Google Maps

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

Sunrise Playground is named after the nearby Sunrise Highway, which played an important part in the development of eastern Queens and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Located in the Queens neighborhood of Rosedale, the playground’s recent renovation, under the motto “Sunrise has not failed us yet” testifies to the neighborhood’s spirit.

The Sunrise Highway was built in the 1920s astride an old conduit. The Sunrise was the first state highway in New York City and the first mixed traffic artery (including both commercial and private vehicles) to cross Nassau into Suffolk County. When the Highway was built the combined population of Queens and Nassau Counties was 600,000. By 1955, this figure had reached more than 3 million.

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Directions to Sunrise Playground

    Sunrise Playground Weather

    • Wed
      Becoming Sunny
      30°F
    • Thu
      Increasing Clouds
      33°F
    • Fri
      Chance Light Snow
      34°F
    • Sat
      Sunny
      21°F

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