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Captain Rivera Playground

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Formerly called the St. Mary’s Houses Playground, this park honors Captain Manuel Rivera, Jr., a Bronx native and the first New Yorker killed in the Persian Gulf War. In 1991, Mayor Giuliani funded a $900K renovation that added basketball courts, bathrooms, an adult fitness course, and handball courts to honor the sport that Rivera enjoyed when he was young.

A very small playground at East 156th Street and Forest Avenue, Woodstock in the Bronx

Founded May 22, 1958 — 61 years ago

Learn More at NYC Parks Department

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