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Watson Gleason Playground

Gleason Ave., Watson Ave. bet. Noble Ave., and Rosedale Ave.

Bronx

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

In 1938 the City of New York acquired the entire block bounded by Watson, Noble, Gleason, and Rosedale Avenues. Designed by the Parks Department and built with labor provided by the Work Projects Administration (WPA), the playground opened one-and-one-half years later. Parks Commissioner Robert Moses presided at the dedication ceremony, which featured Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, Borough President James J. Lyons, Acting WPA Administrator Major Edmond H. Leary, and President Roderick Stephens of the Bronx Borough of Trade.

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Watson Gleason Playground Weather

  • Sat
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    76°F
  • Sun
    Mostly Sunny
    81°F
  • Mon
    Sunny
    80°F
  • Tue
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