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J. Hood Wright Park

W. 173 St. bet. Haven Ave. and Ft. Washington Ave.

Manhattan

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

Located between 173rd and 176th Streets, from Fort Washington Avenue to Haven Avenue, J. Hood Wright Park is named for the former owner of the site. Wright (1836-1894), a wealthy banker and financier from Philadelphia, lived in a mansion at 175th Street and Haven Avenue. He made large anonymous contributions to what is now the Washington Heights Branch of the New York Public Library. A plaque at the branch entrance honors Wright for his role in changing the status of the library from a subscription library to a free library in 1883. He also was instrumental in the founding of a hospital in New York’s Manhattanville neighborhood.

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Recreation CentersJ. Hood Wright Recreation Center

On Saturday, December 20 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. the multi-purpose room is closed for pool playing, because a special event is taking place. For more information, please call the center at (212) 927-1563.
Anticipated Completion: 12/20/2014

J. Hood Wright Park Weather

  • Sat
    Mostly Cloudy
    40°F
  • Sun
    Chance Sprinkles/Flurries
    43°F
  • Mon
    Slight Chc Rain
    46°F
  • Tue
    Rain Likely
    50°F

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