Fort Washington Park (New York City)

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Fort Washington Park
Jeffrey's Hook Lighthouse 18.JPG
Fort Washington Park view of the Little Red Lighthouse and George Washington Bridge
LocationAlong the Hudson River from W. 155 Street to Dyckman Street.
Coordinates40°50′58″N 73°56′48″W / 40.84944°N 73.94667°W / 40.84944; -73.94667Coordinates: 40°50′58″N 73°56′48″W / 40.84944°N 73.94667°W / 40.84944; -73.94667
Area160 acres (65 ha)
Operated byNYC Parks
Websitehttp://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/fort-washington-park

Fort Washington Park is located in the Washington Heights section of Upper Manhattan, New York City, along the banks of the Hudson River next to Riverside Drive from West 155th Street to Dyckman Street. The George Washington Bridge crosses above the park, and below the bridge is the small point of land also called Jeffrey's Hook,[1] which is the site of the Little Red Lighthouse.

The 160-acre park features river-side views of the New Jersey Palisades and the George Washington Bridge. Amenities include pedestrian and greenway paths, baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, a soccer field and a playground.

The park references the nearby site of Fort Washington, a fortified position that was the site of the 1776 Battle of Fort Washington during the American Revolutionary War. The fort's actual location is located and commemorated in Bennett Park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeffrey's Hook, NY". Lighthouse Friends. Retrieved 25 August 2014.

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