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The Pearly Gates

St. Peter's Ave. at Tratman Ave.


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

The name for the Pearly Gates Playground is derived from Christian tradition as the entranceway through which souls travel to reach their god after death. The gates of heaven are said to be guarded by Saint Peter, one of the founders of the Christian Church. The playground is named the Pearly Gates, because of its location on St. Peter’s Avenue.

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