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Greencroft Playground

Greencroft Ave. bet. Ainsworth Ave. and Redgrave Ave.

Staten Island

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

Greencroft Playground takes its name from its southwestern border, Greencroft Street. The word green-croft is a pastoral term. A croft is a Dutch word for family farm, kitchen garden, or a very small pasture. The playground is also bounded by Ainsworth Avenue, Redgrave Street and P.S. 53, the Bay Terrace School. These streets were laid out in the neighborhood of Bay Terrace in the mid-20th century. Presumably the developers wished to give the newly suburban streets appealing names, reminiscent of the area’s farming past.

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Greencroft Playground Weather

  • Tue
    Partly Sunny then Slight Chance Light Rain
    57°F
  • Wed
    Chance Showers and Areas Fog then Showers and Breezy
    71°F
  • Thu
    Mostly Sunny and Breezy
    51°F
  • Fri
    Chance Snow
    39°F

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