St. George Park

Stuyvesant Pl. bet. Wall St. and Hamilton Ave.

Staten Island

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

Pinocchio is one of the most beloved children’s characters ever created. The touching tale of a wooden puppet who strives to overcome his selfishness and become a human boy was written by Carlo Collodi (1826-1890), the pen name of Carlo Lorenzini. The name for this playground is derived from the pin oak trees that inhabit the site, the wood from which Pinocchio was carved.

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