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East Elmhurst Playground

100 St., 98 St. bet. 24 Ave. and 25 Ave.

Queens

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

This playground, bounded by 25th Avenue, 98th Street, and 100th Street, stands in East Elmhurst, an historic neighborhood in northwestern Queens. Elmhurst was established in 1652 as Newtown, and originally covered the entire northwestern portion of Queens. The neighborhood was developed in the early 1890s, and renamed in 1896 by Cord Meyer, the owner of the Cord Meyer Development Company. Meyer hoped that the new name, Elmhurst, meaning “grove of elms,” would dissociate the neighborhood from Newtown Creek, a foul-smelling tributary of the East River that runs inland for three miles and serves as the boundary between Brooklyn and Queens.

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East Elmhurst Playground Weather

  • Sun
    Sunny and Breezy
    46°F
  • Mon
    Increasing Clouds
    52°F
  • Tue
    Chance Rain
    52°F
  • Wed
    Rain Likely
    59°F

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