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Inwood Hill Park

Tulip Tree map_it

  • Description: Tablet on natural boulder
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: H: 1'6" W: 2'
  • Dedicated: February 2 1954
  • Donor: Peter Minuit Post #1247, American Legion
  • Inscription: SHORAKKOPOCH / ACCORDING TO LEGEND, ON THIS SITE OF THE / PRINCIPAL MANHATTAN INDIAN VILLAGE, PETER MINUIT / IN 1626, PURCHASED MANHATTAN ISLAND FOR TRINKETS / AND BEADS THEN WORTH ABOUT 60 GUILDERS. / THIS BOULDER ALSO MARKS THE SPOT WHERE / A TULIP TREE (LIRIODENRON TULIPIFERA) GREW TO A HEIGHT / OF 165 FEET AND A GIRTH OF 20 FEET. IT WAS, UNTIL / ITS DEATH IN 1932 AT THE AGE OF 220 YEARS, THE LAST LIVING LINK WITH THE RECKGAWAWANG INDIANS / WHO LIVED HERE / DEDICATED AS PART OF / NEW YORK CITY'S 300TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION / BY THE PETER MINUIT POST 1247 AMERICAN LEGION / JANUARY 1954

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Baseball FieldsInwood 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 Park Weather

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    84°F
  • Sat
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    85°F
  • Sun
    Scattered Thunderstorms
    86°F
  • Mon
    Scattered Thunderstorms
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