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Sheepshead Playground

Ave. Z between Nostrand Ave. and E. 29 St.

Brooklyn

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

You can find a few zebras in New York City, but only one Avenue Z.  Z is for Zebra, and Zebra Playground is on Avenue Z between Nostrand Avenue and East 29th Street in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn.

The word “zebra” derives from the Old Portuguese zevra, meaning “wild ass.”  The characteristic black-and-white stripe patterns of the zebra serve as a camouflage, breaking up their silhouettes and making them harder for predators to recognize. 

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Directions to Sheepshead Playground

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Sheepshead Playground Weather

  • Thu
    Areas Fog then Partly Sunny
    62°F
  • Fri
    Areas Drizzle and Areas Fog
    57°F
  • Sat
    Drizzle
    57°F
  • Sun
    Mostly Sunny
    48°F

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