Holcombe Rucker Park
W. 155 St., 8 Ave. To Harlem River Drive
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In 1974, this playground was renamed Holcombe Rucker Park after Parks’ beloved Playground Director at the request of Rucker’s protégés. Holcombe Rucker is remembered for the basketball tournaments he founded at this court and the generations of players he mentored. The basketball tournaments at the park’s Greg Marius Court have been the subject of three films: Above the Rim, On Hallowed Ground, and The Real: Rucker Pro Legends and Fathers of the Sport.
Discover the history of Holcombe Rucker Park
Learn about the trials and triumphs of the black experience in the United States and how New York City honors black history in our parks today.