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Fairmount Playground

Prospect Ave. bet. N/B Cross Bronx Exwy. and Fairmount Pl.

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

Both this playground and the nearby Fairmount Place are named after the 19th century Fairmount estate that was located here, owned successively by Colonel Dunham, Robert Cochran, and Thomas Minford. Prospect Avenue, adjacent to Fairmount Playground, gets its name for the prospect (view) that it affords of the East River.

Fairmount is located in the neighborhood of East Tremont. This was known as Upper Morrisania until the 1850s, when local postmaster Hiram Tarbox realized his mail was being mixed up with that of nearby Morrisania. He suggested the name Tremont for the three nearby hills: Fairmount, Mount Eden, and Mount Hope.

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Fairmount Playground Weather

  • Fri
    Patchy Fog then Partly Sunny
    68°F
  • Sat
    Isolated Showers and Areas Fog then Showers Likely
    60°F
  • Sun
    Sunny
    46°F
  • Mon
    Mostly Sunny
    50°F

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