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Utopia Playground

73 Ave., Jewel Ave. bet. Utopia Pkwy. and 179 St.


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Utopia Playground features lush plantings, a reflective rainbow playground fence, a new wall-climbing unit, cushioned safety surfacing and other innovative play structures for kids of all ages. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the playground is designed to be accessible to all children.

Utopia Playground has deep roots in New York’s history. Named after an unfinished development project in 1905 by the Utopia Land Company, the playground shares its name with the adjacent Utopia Parkway. The parkland was once the home of the Black Stump School and a volunteer fire-brigade called the Black Stump Hook, Ladder and Bucket Company. NYC Parks acquired the entire site in 1941, and opened the playground the following spring.

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