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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

New York City parks are now open. We continue to urge caution in parks under wintry conditions: parks paths can be slippery, snow cover can cover frozen lakes and bodies of water, and branches may have fallen. If you see a fallen branch call 311.

Some recreation centers will open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. today with limited staffing.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Washington Park

E 183 St bet. Washington Av and Park Av

Bronx

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

George Washington (1732-1799) began his professional career as a land surveyor in Virginia and was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses where he was an outspoken critic of British rule. He was named Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army at the Second Continental Congress in May 1775. From 1775 to 1783 he led his poorly trained, ill-equipped troops to victory over the British in the Revolutionary War and accepted the surrender of the British General Cornwallis at Yorktown in 1781. The American colonists held him in such high esteem that he was the unanimous choice for first President when the Republic was formed. He served from 1789 to1797.

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Washington Park Weather

  • Wed
    Sunny
    25°F
  • Thu
    Increasing Clouds
    33°F
  • Fri
    Chance Snow
    35°F
  • Sat
    Sunny
    22°F

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