Greencroft Ave. bet. Ainsworth Ave. and Redgrave Ave.
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Greencroft Playground takes its name from its southwestern border, Greencroft Street. The word green-croft is a pastoral term. A croft is a Dutch word for family farm, kitchen garden, or a very small pasture. The playground is also bounded by Ainsworth Avenue, Redgrave Street and P.S. 53, the Bay Terrace School. These streets were laid out in the neighborhood of Bay Terrace in the mid-20th century. Presumably the developers wished to give the newly suburban streets appealing names, reminiscent of the area’s farming past.