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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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Virginia Playground

McGraw Av bet. White Plains Rd and Virginia Av

Bronx

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

This playground, located at the intersection of White Plains Road, Westchester Avenue and the Cross Bronx Expressway in the Bronx, is named for nearby Virginia Avenue.

Originally settled as farmland, in December, 1924 a street named Gray Avenue was laid out on the present site of Virginia Avenue. It is commonly thought that a surveyor of the area renamed the throughway Virginia Avenue to commemorate his birthplace in Stratford, in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Supporting this theory are the names of the adjacent streets, Stratford and Commonwealth Avenue.

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Virginia Playground Weather

  • Wed
    Becoming Sunny
    30°F
  • Thu
    Increasing Clouds
    33°F
  • Fri
    Chance Light Snow
    34°F
  • Sat
    Cold
    20°F

7-day forecast

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