Marcus Garvey Park
Guided Tour of Harlem Fire Watchtower and Acropolis at Marcus Garvey Park
Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Preservationist and architect Angel Ayon will give a guided tour of the Harlem Fire Watchtower and Acropolis.
Built in 1857, the structure is the only surviving example of cast-iron watchtowers built throughout the city during the 19th century. The stone Acropolis was created by the Works Project Administration in the 1930s as an observation plaza with 360-degree views of upper Manhattan.
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Directions to Marcus Garvey Park
Know Before You Go
There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.
Marcus Garvey Park (Pool)
The little league comfort station at Marcus Garvey Park is currently closed for reconstruction.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2014
Pelham Fritz Recreation Center
There are reduced hours at NYC Parks' Recreation Centers over the holidays. On Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, Recreation Centers open at the normal time, but close at 5 p.m. On Christmas Day and New Year's Day, Recreation Centers are closed. For more information, please visit the holiday schedule link featured on each Recreation Center's homepage under "Holidays".
Anticipated Completion: 01/01/2015
Marcus Garvey Park Weather
- Walk It Out! Trail Dedicated At Marcus Garvey Park
- Funds Invested To Restore Historic Fire Watchtower
- Funds Allocated To Restore Marcus Garvey Park’s Historic Fire Watchtower - Ribbon is Cut on Morningside Park's 123rd Street Playground
- Basketball Courts
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Outdoor Pools
- Recreation Centers
- Spray Showers
- Wi-Fi Hot Spots
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Marcus Garvey Park