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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.

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Tompkinsville Park

The Watering Place map_it

  • Location: Victory Blvd. and Bay St.
  • Description: Tablet on natural boulder
  • Materials: Bronze, natural boulder
  • Dimensions: Tablet H: 2' W: 1'2"; Boulder H: 5'8" W: 4'6"
  • Dedicated: 1925
  • Donor: Richmond County Chapter, D.A.R.
  • Inscription: THE WATERING PLACE / NEAR THIS SPOT EARLY / COLONIAL NAVIGATORS / REPLENISHED THEIR SHIPS' / SUPPLY OF WATER FROM / A SPRING WELL KNOWN / TO THOSE ANCHORING / INSIDE THE NARROWS / BEFORE THE YEAR 1623. / THE RICHMOND COUNTY CHAPTER, / DAUGHTERS OF / THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, / PLACE THIS TABLET TO MARK / THE EARLIEST HISTORICAL SPOT / ON STATEN ISLAND. / 1925 /

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For more information, please contact Art & Antiquities at (212) 360-8143

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Tompkinsville Park Weather

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    Becoming Sunny
    31°F
  • Thu
    Increasing Clouds
    33°F
  • Fri
    Chance Light Snow
    35°F
  • Sat
    Sunny
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