Percy E. Sutton Playground

Harlem River Dr., W. 151 St. To W. 154 St.


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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 for Harlem Lane, an old road in the area that served as a popular racecourse for horse-drawn carriages in the 19th century. Harlem Lane is the predecessor of Saint Nicholas Avenue, which extends from Central Park and meanders up through northern Manhattan. At 168th Street, the Harlem Lane racecourse met with another horse carriage track that traversed along the Harlem River up to the High Bridge at 174th Street. This offshoot of Harlem Lane became known as the Harlem River Speedway, and as it evolved into a highway, the Harlem River Drive. This playground is located along the Harlem River Drive, between 151st and 154th Streets.

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