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Paerdegat Park

Albany Ave., E. 40 St. bet. Farragut Rd. and Foster Ave.

Brooklyn

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

This East Flatbush park, bounded by Foster Avenue to the north, Albany Avenue to the east, Farragut Road to the south and East Fortieth Street to the west, is named for Paerdegat Basin, a one and one quarter mile-long channel that empties into Jamaica Bay in nearby Bergen Beach. Paerdegat Basin, named for a Dutch word meaning "horse gate" is a saltwater wetland area. Groves of trees such as the ailanthus, honey locust and smooth sumac in the basin's upland region provide a welcome habitat for many species of birds and animals whose numbers have dwindled in recent years.

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Paerdegat Park 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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