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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

Due to the winter storm, NYC Parks will close this afternoon at 6:00 p.m., effective until further notice. Closures include all parks and recreation centers, and signage will be posted at all parks sites.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

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Whalen Park

Perry Ave. bet. E. 205 St. and E. 208 St

Bronx

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

Henry A. Whalen (1917-1973) participated in eight campaigns during World War II, serving in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Whalen saved the life of William C. Westmoreland (b.1914), who went on to earn the rank of general and command of the war effort in Vietnam; he also earned the Purple Heart, Silver Star, and three Bronze Stars for acts of distinguished valor and being wounded in action. After retiring from the military, Whalen was active in veterans’ affairs throughout he Bronx. One of his greatest accomplishments was getting the Kingsbridge Veterans’ Hospital project approved, though he did not live to see construction completed. Whalen lived a block from this park.

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Whalen Park Weather

  • Mon
    Heavy Snow
    26°F
  • Tue
    Heavy Snow
    26°F
  • Wed
    Decreasing Clouds
    26°F
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
    30°F

7-day forecast

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