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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

Due to the winter storm, NYC Parks will close this afternoon at 6:00 p.m., effective until further notice. Closures include all parks and recreation centers, and signage will be posted at all parks sites.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

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Wayanda Park

Robard La. bet. Hollis Ave. and Montery St.

Queens

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

Derived from the Native American word for “The Place of Happy Hearts,” Wayanda references this site’s historic use as a burial ground. This park is one of many throughout the city that once served as potters’ fields. Washington Square Park, Union Square, and J.J. Walker Park all served as cemeteries for paupers, drifters, criminals, and others who were refused burial in “white” cemeteries. A description of Wayanda Park from 1872 said it was “desolate…with no tombstones,” a fact that led later neighborhood residents to appeal for a new park on the site. This request was approved by the Board of Estimate in 1908.

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    Wayanda Park Weather

    • Tue
      Heavy Snow
      26°F
    • Wed
      Partly Sunny
      26°F
    • Thu
      Chance Light Snow
      29°F
    • Fri
      Chance Light Snow
      34°F

    7-day forecast

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