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Steeplechase Park

Surf Ave. between W. 16 St. and W. 19 St., Public Beach

Brooklyn

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

The opening of George C. Tilyou’s Steeplechase Park in 1897 marked the beginning of Coney Island’s era as “the Nation’s Playground” and the rise of the modern-day amusement park. Named in honor of Coney Island’s horseracing tradition, initiated by the Brighton Beach Racetrack in 1879, this site would lure crowds of up to an estimated ninety thousand people on a hot summer day during its peak years.

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Steeplechase Park Weather

  • Sat
    Patchy Drizzle and Patchy Dense Fog then Rain and Patchy Fog
    63°F
  • Sun
    Sunny and Breezy
    46°F
  • Mon
    Partly Sunny
    52°F
  • Tue
    Chance Showers
    54°F

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