Rev James Polite Av bet. E 163 St and E 164 St
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This playground honors Colonel Henry G. Stebbins (1811-1881), an important associate of Frederick Law Olmstead, co-designer of the City’s most renowned parks. In 1874, New York City annexed a portion of Westchester County, including the village of West Farms. Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903), who created Central Park, Prospect Park, Morningside Park, and Fort Tryon Park, developed a plan for laying out the streets in the new section of the Bronx. The plan proved too expensive and was rejected, but a street in the area, Stebbins Avenue, bears the name of Olmsted’s staunch ally, Colonel Henry G. Stebbins.