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Fort Greene Park

Myrtle Ave., De Kalb Ave. bet. Washington Park and St. Edward's St.

Brooklyn

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Fort Greene's history is rife with important names--Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Greene, Frederick Law Olmsted, Calvert Vaux, William Howard Taft, and McKim, Mead and White, to name a few--hinting at the important role the park has played in the city's history. Originally the site of forts built for the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, the community surrounding the land started using it as public space shortly after the threat of the War of 1812 passed. By 1847, it was designated a park (Brooklyn's first), and twenty years later, famed landscape architects Olmsted and Vaux began designing its new layout. In 1897, the park, formerly known as Washington Park, received its name.

Hundreds of years after its early use for the good of the Revolution, Fort Greene Park continues to reward its neighborhood. A basketball court, playgrounds, and tennis courts, not to mention enriching events, sloping hills, and majestic trees, are a magnet for visitors from all walks of life.

Dig into the deep history of Fort Greene Park, and you will unearth a wealth of brave, passionate, creative Americans. Step foot on its grounds, and you will be inspired as you become part of its history.

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Events

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Partner Organization

Fort Greene Park Conservancy

Contacts

Director of Fort Greene Park: (718) 722-3218

Fort Greene Park Weather

  • Sun
    Areas Dense Fog then Chance Rain
    51°F
  • Mon
    Heavy Rain and Windy
    42°F
  • Tue
    Rain then Chance Rain and Breezy
    43°F
  • Wed
    Mostly Sunny
    50°F

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