Black Rock Playground

Black Rock Playground [OpenStreetMap]

In the 1850s a portion of the former Willett property was held by the Ludlow family, whose Black Rock Farm was named for a large boulder found in a salt marsh near the junction of Ludlow's Creek and the Bronx River. The specific black rock boulder mentioned in the 1667 patent may have been a glacial erratic transported to the site by a glacier about 10,000 years ago.

A very small jointly operated playground at Watson Ave., Blackrock Ave. bet. Virginia Ave., Pugsley Ave. in the Bronx


Founded August 25, 1960 — 60 years ago

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