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James Forten Playground



New York


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Public Park, Variety - Sports

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All ages


Holds a unique distinction as it is named after James Forten, a prominent abolitionist and successful businessman. Serving as the vice president of the Anti-Slavery Society, Forten's legacy is celebrated in this space. Beyond its historical significance, the playground offers various facilities such as handball courts, playgrounds, public restrooms, and spray showers, providing a versatile recreational experience for visitors. Its location near Wallabout Bay, where Forten was once imprisoned during the Revolutionary War, adds an extra layer of historical depth, inviting visitors to explore the rich heritage of the area while enjoying its modern amenities.

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