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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

Williamsbridge Square

White Plains Rd. bet. E. 212 St. and Magenta St.

Bronx

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

The name of this site comes from a bridge across the Bronx River that was named for John Williams.  In the 18th century, Williams had a farm on the east bank of the Bronx River in the vicinity of Gun Hill Road and White Plains Road.  Some credit him with building the first Bronx River crossing.  Though the story remains unproven, his farm was closest to the earliest span, and by the 19th century the bridge and surrounding community became known as Williamsbridge.  The neighborhood has also been called Norwood, after an 1889 real estate development.

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Directions to Williamsbridge Square

  • Williamsbridge Square

Williamsbridge Square Weather

  • Tue
    Snow
    26°F
  • Wed
    Blowing Snow
    30°F
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
    30°F
  • Fri
    Chance Flurries
    34°F

7-day forecast

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