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Fort Greene Park

Myrtle Ave., De Kalb Ave. bet. Washington Park and St. Edward's St.

Brooklyn

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Fort Greene's history is rife with important names--Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Greene, Frederick Law Olmsted, Calvert Vaux, William Howard Taft, and McKim, Mead and White, to name a few--hinting at the important role the park has played in the city's history. Originally the site of forts built for the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, the community surrounding the land started using it as public space shortly after the threat of the War of 1812 passed. By 1847, it was designated a park (Brooklyn's first), and twenty years later, famed landscape architects Olmsted and Vaux began designing its new layout. In 1897, the park, formerly known as Washington Park, received its name.

Hundreds of years after its early use for the good of the Revolution, Fort Greene Park continues to reward its neighborhood. A basketball court, playgrounds, and tennis courts, not to mention enriching events, sloping hills, and majestic trees, are a magnet for visitors from all walks of life.

Dig into the deep history of Fort Greene Park, and you will unearth a wealth of brave, passionate, creative Americans. Step foot on its grounds, and you will be inspired as you become part of its history.

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Events

Fall Foliage Walk: Ft Greene Tree Trail

Get inspired by the beauty of fall colors and enjoy the outdoors on this light hike.  Our Urban Park Ranger hiking...

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Partner Organization

Fort Greene Park Conservancy

Contacts

Director of Fort Greene Park: (718) 722-3218

Fort Greene Park Weather

  • Mon
    Mostly Sunny
    60°F
  • Tue
    Showers Likely
    66°F
  • Wed
    Rain Likely
    57°F
  • Thu
    Chance Rain
    58°F

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