Fort Tryon Park

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Fort Tryon Park Tablet

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  • Location: In retaining wall at stairs leading up to Linden Terrace
  • Sculptor: T.F. Mc Gann
  • Description: Tablet
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: H: 2'1 ½" W: 1'11"
  • Dedicated: 1935
  • Donor: John D. Rockefeller Jr.
  • Inscription: FORT TRYON PARK / THIS HISTORIC AREA / AND ITS SURROUNDINGS / WERE DEVELOPED AND / PRESENTED TO THE / PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF / NEW YORK IN 1935 BY / JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER, JR. / THE ADJACENT HILLTOP / AN OUTPOST OF FORT / WASHINGTON WAS GAL / LANTLY DEFENDED IN / NOVEMBER 1776 BY THE / MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA / REGIMENT. AFTER ITS / CAPTURE IT WAS NAMED / FORT TRYON IN HONOR / OF THE LAST ENGLISH CIVIL / GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK /

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Fort Tryon Park

We're reconstructing some of the pathways in Fort Tryon Park to improve park access. This work will be done in phases. During Phase 1, the path along Broadway between Arden Street and near Sherman Avenue, and the connecting path west, are currently closed. Please use alternate pathways.

To learn more about this project and to track our progress, please visit our Capital Project Tracker.

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