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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.

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

Wegener Park

Drumgoole Rd. E., Annadale Rd., Genesee Ave.

Staten Island

Directions via Google Maps

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

Genesee Park, like the avenue to its south, takes its name from the Iroquois phrase “Zon-esche-o” which means “beautiful valley.” The Genesee River Valley, between Lake Seneca and Lake Erie, marked the western boundary of the Iroquois nations. The unofficial designation was mapped when the area became a new county in 1802. Genesee County has since been subdivided, but the name still figures prominently throughout a large part of upstate New York. Many companies and streets throughout New York State bear the name of Genesee. A development company called Eltingville Acres laid out Staten Island’s Genesee Avenue.

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Park Information

Directions to Wegener Park

Wegener Park Weather

  • Tue
    Light Snow
    30°F
  • Wed
    Blowing Snow
    32°F
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
    31°F
  • Fri
    Chance Flurries
    34°F

7-day forecast

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