E. 188 St. at 3 Ave. and Washington Ave.
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Like all residents of dense urban environments, New Yorkers seize every opportunity to create a patch of green. The Bronx, in particular, is dotted with a number of small, grassy, three-sided plots of land traditionally called squares. Besides creating more of these miniature parks as part of the Greenstreets Program, Parks Commissioner Stern has renamed older parks with the geometrically correct name of triangle. Flood Triangle, named by the Commissioner in 1996, had been Flood Square since 1940. Flood, most likely, was the surname of a local soldier who never returned from World War I. Third Avenue, Washington Avenue, and 188th Street form the boundaries of this park.