Yellowstone Park

Yellowstone Blvd. bet. 68 Ave. and 68 Rd.


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

Yellowstone Municipal Park rests between Yellowstone Boulevard, 68th Avenue, and 68th Road. Initially, the vacant land was partially owned by the Carol Management Corporation and the Cord Meyer Development Corporation, with plans for an apartment project. The site was acquired by condemnation on February 3, 1964. City Council Member Arthur Katzman initiated the development of the park, and the site was included in the Mayor's Capital Budget for 1964-65. Yellowstone Municipal Park was originally planned as a cement playground, however the neighborhood residents wanted trees and grass to fill the park. The park opened to the public on May 27, 1968, and was known as Yellowstone Park for the adjacent boulevard until it was changed to Yellowstone Municipal Park on June 18, 1987. The origin of the name Yellowstone for the adjacent boulevard is unclear, however it has been reported to appear on Queens street maps since 1915. The small playground within the park was named for Council…

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KIM Yellowstone Park

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