Rev. Dr. Maggie Howard Playground

Tompkins Ave., Broad St. and Hill St.

Staten Island

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

The neighborhood of Stapleton was founded in 1836 and named for William J. Staples (1807-1883). Along with Minthorne Tompkins (1807-1881), Staples purchased the land in the northeast corner of Staten Island from the Vanderbilt family. They decided to name the new development Stapleton because Tompkins’ name was already preserved in nearby Tompkinsville (named for Minthorne’s father Daniel Tompkins (1774-1825), Governor of New York and the sixth Vice President of the United States).

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ParkRev. Dr. Maggie Howard Playground

Stapleton Playground is currently closed for reconstruction. This project will reconstruct the playground, multi-use fields, basketball and handball courts, and water features at Stapleton Playground. For updates on this project, please visit our Capital Project Tracker page.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2020

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