Fort Washington Park
Riverside Dr., Hudson River, W. 155 St. to Dyckman St.
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Known to history buffs as the namesake of a Revolutionary War structure built for the rebels and seized by the British; known to children as the site of Manhattan's only lighthouse, the Little Red Lighthouse, the protagonist in a popular children's book; known to aesthetes as an ideal lookout spot onto the Hudson River and the Palisades, Fort Washington Park is a valued part of the Washington Heights community.
Located along the Hudson River, Fort Washington Park also offers spectacular views of the new Jersey Palisades and the George Washington Bridge along its 160-acre ribbon of dramatic cliffs, meadows, and wooded areas.
It's not just its history and beauty people value; baseball fields, basketball courts, tennis courts, and a playground welcome athletes of all ages.
The park's recent renovations include a new ADA ramp connecting the Henry Hudson Parkway and Dyckman Street, a new playground, a portion of greenway path and five volleyball courts, as well as improved pathways, landcaping and waterfront access points.
Come explore Fort Washington Park and find out what's drawn people to its grounds for centuries.
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Know Before You Go
The Fort Washington Pedestrian Bridge, or "Amtrak Bridge," at West 180th Street is open to the public. The width of the bridge has been narrowed for safety reasons. Bikers will be asked to dismount their bikes to cross the bridge. An active capital project will fully repair the outer support structures of the bridge and restore it to its original width. Please visit our Capital Projects Tracker to track the progress of this project.
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