Nathaniel Platt Bailey (1809-1891), the namesake of both this playground and bounding Bailey Avenue, was a 19th century Bronx landowner. Bailey's property covered a part of what is now called West Fordham, extending from Fordham Road to Kingsbridge Road and from Bailey Avenue to University Avenue.
A large playground at Bailey Av bet. W 234 St and W 237 St in the Bronx
Founded December 12, 1950 — 73 years ago
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