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Potomac Playground

Tompkins Ave. between Halsey St. and Macon St.

Brooklyn

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

This playground and the adjacent school honor abolitionist, writer, and medical practitioner, David Ruggles (1810-1849). Ruggles devoted his life to ending slavery and obtaining equality for African-Americans. He spent the majority of his life in New York City where he helped hundreds of slaves escape to Canada through the Underground Railroad.

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    Potomac Playground Weather

    • Thu
      Patchy Fog
      59°F
    • Fri
      Scattered Showers and Areas Fog
      59°F
    • Sat
      Rain Likely
      57°F
    • Sun
      Mostly Sunny
      48°F

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