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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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Walter Ward Playground

160 Ave. bet. 88 St. and 89 St.

Queens

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

Walter Ward (1911-1994) was a member of the New York City Council for a quarter of a century, serving 13 terms from 1968 until 1993. Ward, who took courses at the Dale Carnegie Institute, was the owner of the Ward Advertising Company, which specialized in outdoor signs. Ward sold the business in 1971 to devote himself solely to representing the 32nd Legislative District, which incorporated Broad Channel, Howard Beach, Ozone Park, South Ozone Park, and the Rockaways. Towards the end of his tenure, Ward was the oldest member of the legislative body, and had earned the unofficial title “Dean of the Council.”

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    Walter Ward Playground Weather

    • Wed
      Becoming Sunny
      30°F
    • Thu
      Increasing Clouds
      33°F
    • Fri
      Chance Light Snow
      34°F
    • Sat
      Sunny
      21°F

    7-day forecast

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