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Springfield Park

149 Av, Springfield Bl, 145 Rd, 184 St

Queens

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

This park is named after the surrounding neighborhood of Springfield Gardens which was originally known as “Spring Fields” because of its system of natural ponds and creeks. These resources proved attractive to Dutch settlers, who first arrived in the 1640s. The irrigation system they created was used initially to supply water for crops and later incorporated into the city’s water system, until the ponds became polluted. By 1700 Spring Fields was a small farm hamlet composed of a number of scattered homes assembled around dirt roads. In the mid-1800s all of southeastern Queens contained only about 2,000 residents, and because of its sparse population it suffered from a lack of basic services, such as sewers and utilities.

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    Springfield Park Weather

    • Tue
      Mostly Cloudy then Slight Chance Light Rain
      57°F
    • Wed
      Chance Showers and Areas Fog then Showers and Breezy
      69°F
    • Thu
      Mostly Sunny and Breezy
      49°F
    • Fri
      Chance Snow
      38°F

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