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Garden Playground

Flushing Ave. between Beaver St. and Garden St.

Brooklyn

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

The name of this playground, and the adjacent street, honor Tunis Joralemon’s (1760-1840) prized garden.

Joralemon, a New Jersey native, worked as a harness and saddle maker. In 1803, he purchased his estate from Philip Livingston. Thereafter, he spent much of his time cultivating vegetables in his garden. The sale of these, and of dairy products, became his primary source of income. Outspoken and opinionated, Joralemon was active in church and civic affairs. He fought bitterly to prevent the encroachment of public roads through his property, but at his death, Henry and Clinton Streets already crossed his land, and more soon followed. Joralemon Street, which borders the property, was actually laid out before he came to the area, but it took on his name in the years that he lived there.

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PlaygroundsGarden Playground

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacturer expects to install re-designed replacement slides in spring 2017.


Anticipated Completion: Summer 2017

    Garden Playground Weather

    • Tue
      Showers Likely and Patchy Fog then Chance T-storms
      54°F
    • Wed
      Becoming Sunny
      58°F
    • Thu
      Sunny
      52°F
    • Fri
      Rain Likely
      48°F

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