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Wright Brothers Playground

St Nicholas Ave. and W. 156 St.

Manhattan

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

This playground is named to honor American aeronautical pioneers Orville (1871-1948) and Wilbur Wright (1867-1912). Susan and Milton Wright, a United Brethen Bishop, raised the Wright brothers in Dayton, Ohio. As students, the brothers displayed a passion for mathematics, engineering, and mechanical devices. After graduating high school the siblings incorporated the Wright Cycle Company in 1892. The company designed, built, and sold bicycles. The experience gained in bicycle design would advance the brothers’ quest to build a flying machine.

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The park is closed due to construction. This playground is being reconstructed to provide a better recreational facility for the community, including the students of P.S. 28, the Wright Brothers School. The new playground will meet current safety standards and provide a richer play environment for a variety of ages. It will include elements related to the history of air travel in honor of the aeronautical pioneers, Orville and Wilbur Wright. Drainage, settlement and water supply problems will be corrected. The upper seating area along the path will include new benches, game tables, plantings and pavement, and the comfort station will be renovated to meet ADA and other code requirements.
Anticipated Completion: Winter 2014

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