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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.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Washington Hall Park

Park Ave. bet.ween Washington Ave. and Hall St.


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

This park, located on the north edge of the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, was originally acquired as part of the widening of Park Avenue. It was acquired through property condemnation in 1942 during the administration of Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia and Commissioner Robert Moses. It was named Washington Hall Park, for its three boundary streets, by Commissioner Stern in 1987. Laid out in 1835, Washington Avenue honors George Washington (1732-1799) commander in chief of the Continental Army and first president of the United States (1789-1797). Hall Street, also mapped in 1835, is believed to have been named for George Hall (1795-1868), first Mayor of the City of Brooklyn. Hall, a painter and glazier by trade, served as mayor for one year upon the adoption of a municipal charter in 1834, and was elected to a two-year term as mayor in 1855, at the time when Williamsburgh and Bushwick were annexed to the City of Brooklyn.

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