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Williamsbridge Oval

Van Cortlandt Ave. East, Resevoir Oval E


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

This playground is located in the northwest quadrant of a 19.7-acre recreational facility built on the former site of a reservoir. On May 1, 1887 the City of New York acquired the property northeast of Bainbridge Avenue and East 207th Street, and two years later opened the Williamsbridge Reservoir. Measuring 925 feet long by 525 feet wide, and with a 46 foot high embankment, the oval receiving reservoir had a capacity of 120 million gallons of water. It was linked to the upstate reservoir at Kensico by a 48-inch diameter cast-iron pipeline extending 15.2 miles.

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Fall Fest with Mosholu Preservation

Families are welcome at this back-to-school event! Compete in 100 meter dashes, relay races and potato sack races....

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Recreation CentersWilliamsbridge Oval Recreation Center

On Saturday, September 20, the Breathing, Meditation & Yoga and Youth Yoga & Meditation classes are cancelled. Please call the center at (718) 543-8672 for more information.
Anticipated Completion: 09/20/2014

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