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Wingate Park

Winthrop St., Brooklyn Ave., Rutland Rd.

Brooklyn

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

This park honors George Wood Wingate (1840-1928), best known for co-founding the National Rifle Association (NRA). A Union general in the Civil War, Wingate was disturbed by the inadequate skills of the Northern soldiers, feeling they lacked discipline and were poor marksmen. After the War, in an effort to address these problems and to “promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis,” he created the NRA with Colonel William Church in 1871. Wingate was also a lawyer and writer and used the latter skill to promote his platform and the necessity of the NRA.

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Events

It's My Park at Wingate Park - Spring Cleaning!

This It's My Park season, join Friends of Wingate Park for Spring Cleaning 2017! Volunteers will spruce up the...

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PlaygroundsWingate Park

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacturer expects to install re-designed replacement slides in spring 2017.


Anticipated Completion: Summer 2017

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Wingate Park Weather

  • Thu
    Mostly Sunny
    53°F
  • Fri
    Rain and Breezy
    40°F
  • Sat
    Rain Likely then Chance Rain
    50°F
  • Sun
    Decreasing Clouds
    55°F

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