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DiMattina Playground

Rapelye, Woodhull, and Hicks Streets and Rapelye, Hicks, and Cole Streets

Brooklyn

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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 Vincent J. DiMattina (1915-1966), a practicing attorney, who took an active interest in the civic and religious affairs of his Brooklyn community. At the young age of 16, DiMattina took his first job working on the Brooklyn Waterfront where he stayed until he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942. Trained as a deep-sea diver, DiMattina served with Sea Bee Battalion 104 in the South Pacific until December 1945. At the time of his discharge, DiMattina had earned the rank of Chief Boatswain’s Mate.

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Directions to DiMattina Playground

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DiMattina Playground Weather

  • Sat
    Areas Drizzle and Areas Fog then Showers Likely
    63°F
  • Sun
    Sunny
    46°F
  • Mon
    Partly Sunny
    52°F
  • Tue
    Chance Showers
    54°F

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