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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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Recreation CentersWilliamsbridge Oval Recreation Center

In order to prepare for Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center's Haunted House Maze on Halloween, some classes and rooms in the facility will be affected until Saturday, November 1. Fitness classes after 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31 are cancelled. The Tiny Prints program on Friday, October 31 is cancelled. The game room is closed from Wednesday, October 29 to Saturday, November 1. It will reopen on Saturday, November 1 at 2 p.m. The kickball, track and field and flag football programs will still take place. Yoga on Saturday, November 1 is cancelled. Thank you for your patience, and we hope to see you at the Haunted House Maze!
Anticipated Completion: 11/01/2014

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