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Ciccarone Park

E 188 St bet. Arthur Av and Hughes Av


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

Vincent Ciccarone Playground is one of nine New York City Parks & Recreation playgrounds opened on July 15, 1934. They were built using a $250,000 War Memorial Fund that had been established in 1921 by the New York City Police Department. By 1934 the fund--never spent--had grown in value to $350,000. Commissioner Robert Moses, seeking additional open spaces for children, obtained a legal ruling permitting use of the fund for playground development. The ruling mandated that each property honor the memory of a soldier who gave his life in combat by name, and that it be accompanied by a commemorative tablet.

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Directions to Ciccarone Park

  • Ciccarone Playground
  • Ciccarone Playground
  • Bocce at Ciccarone Playground
  • Ciccarone Playground
  • Waiting for a game at Ciccarone Playground
  • Ciccarone Playground
  • Testing Play Equipment at Ciccarone Playground

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