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Railroad Playground



New York


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Public Park, Variety - Sports

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All ages


Represents a rich historical connection to the esteemed Van Ditmarsen family, adding a layer of significance to its name. Originally known as Ditmas Playground, it pays homage to this influential family whose members made significant contributions to the local community over generations. The park's ties to the family's legacy, including prominent businessmen and political figures, lend it a unique character that resonates with the area's history. Beyond its historical allure, Railroad Playground offers modern amenities such as basketball and handball courts, playgrounds, public restrooms, and spray showers, ensuring it caters to diverse recreational needs while maintaining its ties to the past. Its location at the heart of Brooklyn further enhances its appeal, making it a cherished destination within the vibrant borough.

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