Bounded by Heberton, Vreeland, Bennett and Park Streets, Veteran’s Park is Staten Island’s oldest park. It was laid out in 1836 as a village green or common area when Port Richmond’s village streets were mapped.
Staten Island Parks
McDonald Playground, which is maintained by the New York City Parks Department, is located along Forest Avenue in the West Brighton section of Staten Island. Specifically, you can find it between Broadway and North Burgher Avenue, with another way to access the park along Myrtle Avenue.
Located along Victory Boulevard, Louis Street and Howard Avenue in the Grymes Hill neighborhood of Staten Island, Hero Park honors the 144 Staten Island soldiers who died in World War 1. In the center of the park rests a large boulder nicknamed Sugar Loaf Rock, the plaque is engraved with the names of the deceased Staten Island servicemen.
Tucked away in the Randall Manor section of Staten Island’s North Shore is Allison Pond Park, named after George William Allison, an engineer and the borough’s public works commissioner in the 1930’s.
Still time to Shape Up! This summer When it comes to writing my blogs about living on Staten Island, I am always encouraged and excited when I find out about something new going on- a new program, a new small business, or a new event. What many native Staten Islanders...
Located along the Kill Van Kull waterfront in the Port Richmond section of Staten Island is Faber Park and Pool. Although the park is certainly not the first park that comes to mind when you think of North Shore parks, Faber Park and Pool is gaining popularity and...
For those of you who happen to be native Staten Islanders and for the rest of you who have just recently called Staten Island “home,” Staten Island summers are full of many opportunities for residents to get out and enjoy our parks, beaches and cultural centers. Read...
What covers over 2,200 acres, is home to hundreds of wildlife species, will be the largest park in New York City in the past 100 years, and happens to be located on Staten Island? Freshkills Park! Normally when Staten Islanders talk about Freshkills, the last thing...
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