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Roy Wilkins Park

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Park named after Roy Wilkins, famed civil rights leader and former NAACP president

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Borough : Queens
Neighborhood : St. Albans
Parks and Gardens, Gathering Place

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John Hopkins

Formerly the grounds of the St. Albans Naval Hospital, it is now a park with a theatre, a football field, track, senior citizens garden and other facilities. It is an expanse of green in a heavily traveled neighborhood. Merrick Boulevard is the spine of southeast Queens, connecting it to downtown Jamaica and to Nassau County. The park has many events such as the Universoul Circus. A rodeo once was held there, but has not happened for a few years. Springfield Rifles local youth football team plays there, and there is a summer basketball tournament each year. The Park is named after a former leader of the NAACP. (September 2011)

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