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Hart Playground

Broadway, 37 Ave. bet. 65 St. and 69 St.


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

Brigadier General Joseph T. Hart (1902-1962) was a resident of Elmhurst who led a distinguished career in military and civilian life. He joined the National Guard in 1920 and enlisted in the 69th Regiment, which later became the 165th Infantry. Hart rose through the ranks and was named brigadier general in 1940. He served with the 165th in the South Pacific during World War II in the battles of Makin and Saipan, and commanded the unit at the Battle of Okinawa in April 1945.

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Hart Playground Weather

  • Tue
    Partly Sunny then Slight Chance Light Rain
  • Wed
    Light Rain Likely and Areas Fog then Heavy Rain and Breezy
  • Thu
    Sunny and Breezy
  • Fri
    Chance Light Snow

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