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St. James Park

Jerome Ave., E. 193 St., Creston Ave., E


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After its acquisition on September 13, 1897, St. James Park emerged from its humble beginnings as a low, marshy land to a vibrant park boasting nearly a dozen acres of land through gradations of soil and ash. Once it was a park, the state legislature named the space after nearby St. James Episcopal Church.

As any vital entity grows from necessity, St. James Park has expanded its facilities through the years to accommodate the needs of its community. It now includes tennis, basketball, and handball courts, a playground, and a recreation center with a Computer Resource Center, fitness room, and game rooms for seniors, adults, and children.

Young or old, all can come to St. James Park and find something to enjoy!


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There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Recreation CentersSt. James Recreation Center

St. James Recreation Center will be closed from Friday, July 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. until Monday, July 22 at 8:00 a.m., and from Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. to Monday, July 29 at 8:00 a.m. for planned maintenance. For further information about recreation center locations, hours and programming, please refer to the website. Thank you for your patience and understanding
Anticipated Completion: 07/29/2019

Recreation CentersSt. James Recreation Center

On Monday, September 2, 2019, this recreation center will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

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