Ida Court is a small playground park located on the South Shore of Staten Island. The land of the park is in the shape of a triangle and is only about one and a half acres in size. Ida Court is bordered by the streets of Ida Court to the east and Drumgoole Road East to the northwest. It is also bordered by North Railroad Street to the south, which currently ends once it reaches the parkland. 

Prior to being a park, this land was purchased by the City of New York for the Richmond Parkway. The Richmond Parkway opened in 1972; however, the land began to be acquired for it during the 1960s. Since 1997, the Richmond Parkway has been known as the Korean War Veterans Parkway. The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation acquired this land for park use in February of 1965.

From the time that the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation acquired this park until around the 1990s, this park did not have a name to it and was just a triangle of grass with trees and other vegetation. This park received the name of Ida Court most likely from the name of the street that borders it, but there is no certainty about how this name came about.

Ida Court now has a small play unit, enclosed by a chain link fence, and open space with Sweetgum trees. In recent years, the park has been undergoing major renovations on its south-western side. (As of 6/12/12).


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