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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

Due to the winter storm, NYC Parks are currently closed, effective until further notice. Closures include all parks and recreation centers.

NYC Parks will be evaluating city parks this morning. We expect to open them this afternoon and will be able to make that decision later this morning.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

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Veterans Park

Cross Bay Blvd. bet. E. 4 Rd. and E. 6 Rd.


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

Located on Cross Bay Boulevard between East Fourth and Sixth Roads in Broad Channel, this park honors Broad Channel’s war veterans, especially George Riekers (1921-1996) who worked for the advancement of Broad Channel and the establishment of this park.

A monumental boulder in the park has affixed to it a Veterans of Foreign Wars plaque honoring Broad Channel soldiers who were killed in combat. Originally named Broad Channel Memorial Park, the property was renamed by Parks Commissioner Henry J. Stern in 1998. Veterans Park features a triangular grassy mall, London planetrees and Callery pear trees.

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Directions to Veterans Park

    Veterans Park Weather

    • Tue
      Light Snow
    • Wed
      Blowing Snow
    • Thu
      Chance Light Snow
    • Fri
      Chance Flurries

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