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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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Van Voorhees Park

Columbia St., Hicks St. bet. Congress St. and Atlantic Ave.

Brooklyn

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

This park honors Tracy S. Voorhees (1890-1974), an attorney and decorated World War II veteran, and his family’s early contributions to the City.

The Van Voorhees family traces its lineage to Steven Coerten Van Voorhees who settled in Brooklyn in the mid-17th century. He established himself in the neighborhood of Flatlands, became a magistrate, an elder in the Dutch Reformed Church, and the head of a formidable clan. His ten children bore 20 grandchildren. The grandchildren amassed 85 children themselves, among them Tracy Voorhees, to carry on the family name. The “Van” was eventually dropped from the name.

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Van Voorhees Park Weather

  • Wed
    Becoming Sunny
    31°F
  • Thu
    Increasing Clouds
    34°F
  • Fri
    Chance Light Snow
    35°F
  • Sat
    Sunny
    22°F

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