Detective Joseph Mayrose Park

N/B Prospect Exwy., 17 St., bet. 6 Ave. and 7 Ave.


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

This parkland honors Detective Joseph Mayrose (1949-1989), a dedicated police officer, husband, and father of three. Mayrose was born and raised in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. He attended Saint Anselm’s grammar school and graduated from Bishop Ford High School, located across the street from this park. At Bishop Ford, Mayrose was enrolled in the police trainee program, and joined the police force immediately after graduating from high school.

A member of the 72nd Precinct in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Mayrose reached the rank of Detective 3rd grade in 1981. He is remembered for being a dedicated and efficient officer. Mayrose died in a car accident on June 1, 1989, while driving to his home in Eltingville, Staten Island. This park was officially named Detective Joseph Mayrose Park by a local law of 1990. Sponsored by Councilman Stephen DiBrienza at the request of Community Board 7, a ceremony on July 27, 1990 formally dedicated this park to Mayrose.

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