Jaime Campiz Playground
Hope St., Marcy Ave., Metropolitan Ave.
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This playground is named for an athlete and veteran, Jaime Campiz.
Jaime Campiz was born on October 16, 1928, in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, to Mariana Vega de Campiz and Ramon Campiz. During adolescence, Campiz displayed an interest in and considerable talent for athletics. He was especially adept at baseball, distinguishing himself as a shortshop in the Puerto Rican Baseball Organization. After Campiz had graduated with honors from the Jose de Diego High School in Mayaguez, his parents sent him to the United States mainland to continue his studies. In New York City, Campiz’s talents brought him acclaim in the Crotona Park League of the Bronx.