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Willis Playground

E 141 St to E 140 St bet. Willis Av and Alexander Av

Bronx

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

This Mott Haven playground, adjacent to the Willis School (P.S. 49) and the Mott Haven Houses, is located between East 139th Street, East 140th Street, and Willis and Alexander Avenues. The playground, school, and avenue are all named to honor Edward Willis, a real estate businessman in the 1860s, whose property spanned East 143rd Street between Alexander Avenue and what is now Willis Avenue. Although not much is known about Mr. Willis, his namesakes, which also include a bridge, have spread his legacy throughout the Bronx.

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Willis Playground Weather

  • Tue
    Mostly Sunny
    93°F
  • Wed
    Sunny
    87°F
  • Thu
    Sunny
    85°F
  • Fri
    Sunny
    87°F

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