Rufus King Park
Jamaica Ave., 89 Ave. bet. 150 St. and 153 St.
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Rufus King Park is a place of tolerance and independence, of sports and activity, and of natural beauty and wonder. This Jamaica park was the former estate of Rufus King, a lawyer and statesman who was one of the original signers of the United States Constitution, and a leader in the early anti-slavery movement. The historic King Manor Museum continues to engage visitors with stories of history and tolerance, including an annual naturalization ceremony.
A gazebo and soccer field can be found on the northern end of the park near the basketball and handball courts, and a children's play area is located next to the park's 153rd Street entrance. The remainder of the green space is set aside for pathways that allow for quiet reflection and contemplation in this historic natural setting.
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