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Ramon Aponte Park

47 St. bet. 8 Ave. and 9 Ave.


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

This playground honors Ramon Aponte who as president of the West 47th (now 47th/48th) Street Block Association initiated the long process of transforming this property from an empty lot (the site of a police station for a century) into the small, unassuming, and tranquil playground you see today.

Ramon Aponte Playground fits seamlessly into the surrounding streetscape and imparts its visitors with a strong sense of history, but that aura of established respectability is not the product of age. It is the product fortuity and the community’s unrelenting drive to create a playground for their neighborhood.

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