NYC Resources311Office of the Mayor

Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

Due to the winter storm, NYC Parks will close this afternoon at 6:00 p.m., effective until further notice. Closures include all parks and recreation centers, and signage will be posted at all parks sites.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Bennett Park

Ft Washington Av, W 183 St, Pinehurst Av


Directions via Google Maps

Bennet Park is named for James Gordon Bennett (1795-1872), who purchased the land that is now the park in 1871. Bennet was a the prominent newspaper publisher and editor who is widely recognized as a pioneer of American popular journalism. Bennett Park opened in 1929, and three years later the Washington Heights Honor Grove Association planted an American Elm tree in the park to commemorate the bicentennial of George Washington’s birth. A playground was constructed in the 1940s, and the brick comfort station and storage building was erected in the north part of the park in 1964. A neighborhood treasure, this historically significant park offers visitors a place for quiet recreation.

Read more about Bennett Park's history

Discover the history of Bennett Park

Directions to Bennett Park

  • Bennett Park
  • Bennett Park Playground
  • Bennett Park

Bennett Park Weather

  • Tue
    Heavy Snow
  • Wed
    Decreasing Clouds
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
  • Fri
    Chance Light Snow

7-day forecast

Was this information helpful?