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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

  • Mon
    Snow
    29°F
  • Tue
    Heavy Snow
    26°F
  • Wed
    Mostly Sunny
    27°F
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
    30°F

7-day forecast

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