Prior to the building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island was more of a vacation area than anything else.  Once the bridge was opened in 1964, many people started to move to Staten Island on a permanent basis. As more 
people wanted to move onto the Island, there were more houses being built, as well as housing communities.

Blueberry Park EltingvilleOn the South Shore of Staten Island, in the neighborhood of Eltingville, one of the housing communities that was built after the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge was Atlantic Village. This community is located right off of Arden Avenue and has nice views of the Raritan Bay, being that the houses are across the street from it.  This housing community was built between the mid-1970s and the late 1980s.

When creating the Atlantic Village community, three streets were created to accommodate the homes.  These streets were Mayberry Promenade, Strawberry Lane, and Blueberry Lane.As you can probably tell from looking at the street names, they were named after different types of berries.

Around the same time that Atlantic Village was created, the Department of Parks and Recreation for the City of New York obtained part of the land to use it as a park. They named this park Blueberry Park; most likely after the name of the street that bounds it, Blueberry Lane.

Blueberry Park is a nice, small passive park that has an open grass area with trees spread throughout it.  These trees provide some nice shade for visitors of the park.  You can find Blueberry Park at the corner of Arden Avenue and Blueberry Lane.

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