Captain John McKenna, IV Park

Vanderbilt St. bet. E. 4 St. and E. 5 St.


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This small Windsor Terrace sitting area is named Captain John McKenna IV Park in honor of a local hero. Captain McKenna grew up two blocks away from this park on East 2nd Street. Captain McKenna was an active and civic-minded member of the community, as graduate of Bishop Ford High School, an Eagle Scout in Troop 14, and later as a New York State Trooper and a United States Marine Corps officer. Captain McKenna was highly decorated, receiving the Silver Star and the Purple Heart, before being tragically killed while serving in Iraq in 2006.

This sitting area was first acquired as parkland in the 1960s. Through continued volunteer efforts from the Boy Scouts, this greenspace continues to serve as a tribute to Captain McKenna's civic spirit and dedication to public service.

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