Built by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., son of the architect of Central Park, in 1935, and gifted to the city of New York by John D. Rockefeller in 1917, Fort Tryon Park remains one of the city’s most beautiful outdoor pieces of art and one of the best presents ever received.
Centuries after its creation, parkgoers can picnic, run, play, and enjoy the historic architecture that has survived and thrived within the park. Beyond its dedication to natural beauty, as evidenced by its gardens and grounds, Fort Tryon Park is unique in its dedication to manmade art. Perched high above its northern grounds are the Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum that houses nearly 5,000 medieval works in a reconstructed medieval monastery. After soaking up ancient artwork, visitors can venture next door to the New Leaf Restaurant & Bar, an upscale restaurant perfect for romantic dinners and friendly brunches.
For more lazy afternoons, Fort Tryon has a dog run, complete with a gazebo for dog owners to sit and socialize, as well as two playgrounds. The pristine view of the Hudson River makes the park the perfect setting for outdoor lunches, bike rides, and strolls.
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Fort Tryon Park
The path and stairs in Fort Tryon Park that lead to the Cloisters are currently under reconstruction. The fencing and lighting along the pathway will also be reconstructed and upgraded.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2015
- Parks: A New Lens
- The Gardens Of Fort Tryon Park
- Inner And Outer Space: Three Sculptures By Alan Binstock
- Citywide Reconstruction & Stabilization of Retaining Walls and Seawalls (CNYG-514M)
- Citywide Steel Guiderails,Timber Rails and Fencing Installation (CNYG-1414M)
- Fort Tryon Park Fieldhouse Staircase Reconstruction
- Fort Tryon Park Path and Stair Reconstruction
- Jacob Javits Playground Reconstruction