Inwood Hill Park
The Daily Plant : Friday, September 1, 2000
CITY PARKS FOUNDATION CELEBRATES SMASHING SUCCESS OF YOUTH TENNIS PROGRAM
On Monday, August 28, the City Parks Foundation held a fundraising dinner in honor of tennis greats Bud (Bush) Collins and Chris Evert, both of whom have given back to their sport by supporting the Foundation's Youth Tennis Program. Chairpersons Billie Jean (Freedom) King and John (Big Mouth) McEnroe organized the evening's event, which was attended by Parks Commissioner Henry J. (StarQuest) Stern, City Parks Foundation president Jean (Troubador) Troubh, USTA President Judy Levering, and City Parks Youth Tennis program director Mike (Smash) Silverman. Evert and Collins have, over the years, been great supporters of the program, both financially and promotionally. City Parks Youth Tennis offers free lessons for urban youth at 40 centers throughout the city. The program gives all children an opportunity to develop their skills and become part of the next generation of great American tennis players. This year's Junior Award winners, Shadisha Robinson and Robert Shaw, are already on their way.
GREENSLEEVES: NEW BOOKS IN THE ARSENAL LIBRARY
The Parks library on the second floor of the Arsenal is always acquiring interesting new books on topics relating to New York City, nature, and parks. The following are a few of the most recent titles to find a place on the Arsenal shelves:
The Tulip: The Story of a Flower that Has Made Men Mad
"The Tulip is not a gardening book. It is the story of a flower that has made men mad. Greed, desire, anguish, devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip from a wild flower of the Asian steppes to the world-wide phenomenon it is today." - from the side flap
Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States by Kenneth T. Jackson
"The most comprehensive and scholarly account of how 100 million Americans have come to believe they can enjoy all the advantages of the city, and yet get away from all the noise and dust." - Richard Polenberg,Washington Post
You Must Remember This: An Oral History of Manhattan from the 1890s to World War II by Jeff Kisseloff
"The Neighborhood was christened in a conversation between two battle-weary cops during a riot at 39th Street and Tenth Avenue. 'This place is hell itself,' the younger man told his partner. 'Hell's a mild climate,' his mate replied. 'This is hell's kitchen.'" -(Probably Apocryphal) Story of the christening of Hell's Kitchen
THIRTEEN YEARS AGO IN THE PLANT
(Friday, September 4, 1987)
FREE RANGER NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL AT INWOOD HILL PARK
Learn the art of Indian jewelry making from a Native American. Or play the ancient game of tug-a-war and hide-and-seek. Or enjoy exotic music while taking part in exciting Native American dances. The Urban Park Rangers in conjunction with the Native American Heritage Committee is co-sponsoring a special day-long Native American Festival at Inwood Hill Park, near the Boathouse at Indian Road and West 218th Street, on Saturday, September 12. Topics will include Native American settlement patterns, history, trails that have become city streets, current names rooted in Indian words, and Native American contributions to modern society. Visitors will also be invited to visit the famous Inwood Hill Park "Indian Caves" and hear legends and tales recounted by a storyteller.
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
"Experience, the universal Mother of Sciences."
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
Directions to Inwood Hill Park
Know Before You Go
There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
Inwood Hill Park
Reconstruction work at the Little League Baseball field will correct existing uneven ball field elevations and will provide a sod infield and outfield. A Scorekeeper’s Box will be installed, player dugout areas will be enlarged and will received new concrete floors, and a clay ‘warning track’ will be installed along the perimeter of the outfield fence to assist playing conditions and maintenance mowing in this area. New bases, clay storage boxes, skinned playing areas and painting and reconstruction of perimeter fencing and backstop areas will also be provided. A metal container will provide secure storage for playing and maintenance equipment with an enclosed player’s warm-up area nearby. New ADA accessible bleachers and an elevated turf viewing area are also being installed to provide seating and viewing areas for the playing field.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2014
Inwood Hill Nature Center
Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, this facility is closed until further notice.
Inwood Hill Park Weather
- A Lenape Meal At Inwood Hill Park
- Urban Park Rangers Present An Experience To Travel Back In Time And Live Off The Land
- Born To Be Wildlife: New Yorkers Learn About Their Furry And Feathered Friends At Urban Wildlife Appreciation Day
- Barbecuing Areas
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Handball Courts
- Hiking Trails
- Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
- Nature Centers
- Roller Hockey
- Soccer Fields
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
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