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Ocean Hill Playground

Dean St., Bergen St. bet. Rockaway Ave.and Hopkinson Ave.

Brooklyn

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

This playground is named for the Ocean Hill residential section of Brownsville, Brooklyn founded in 1890. Over the past century, the area has been home to members of Italian, African, Caribbean, and Latin American descent. The 1960s gave rise to an experimental community-controlled school district project and the 1970s saw an increase in the rise of vacant lots following the abandoning of houses and the damage and destruction caused by arson during the 1977 blackout. Ocean Hill is currently undergoing revitalization and consists primarily of two-family and four-family houses.

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    Ocean Hill Playground Weather

    • Tue
      Mostly Cloudy then Slight Chance Light Rain
      56°F
    • Wed
      Chance Showers and Areas Fog then Showers and Breezy
      69°F
    • Thu
      Mostly Sunny and Breezy
      50°F
    • Fri
      Chance Snow
      38°F

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