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Hollis Playground

Hollis Ave. bet. 204 St. and 205 St.

Queens

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

“Hollis” was not developer Frederick W. Denton’s first choice for this neighborhood’s name. He wanted to call it Woodhull, after General Nathaniel Woodhull, who was captured and mortally wounded by the British in 1776, at what is now 197th Street and Jamaica Avenue. However Steuben County already had a Woodhull, so he named this area after his own birthplace in New Hampshire.

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Hollis Playground Weather

  • Tue
    Partly Sunny
    57°F
  • Wed
    Chance Showers and Areas Fog then Showers and Breezy
    69°F
  • Thu
    Mostly Sunny and Breezy
    49°F
  • Fri
    Chance Snow
    38°F

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