Highbridge Park

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Gus Stanley Memorial

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  • Location: 180th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
  • Description: Tablet on plinth
  • Materials: Bronze, Barre granite
  • Dedicated: Rededicated 1953
  • Donor: Gift
  • Inscription: THE GUS STANLEY MEMORIAL/
    THESE TWO TREES PLANTED AND DEDICATED / BY THEIR FRIENDS AND
    NEIGHBORS / TO THE MEMORY OF / THE FOLLOWING MEN OF 180 STREET
    WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN WORLD WAR II
    WOODWARD W. CRAWFORD MILTON G. STATHIS/
    COSTAS LEKANIDES ANDREW G. SUMAKIS/
    OLIVER LEON CHARLES WEINSTEIN/
    STEPHEN OLANCIN EDWARD S. SCHMELZER JR./
    VITO A. SCARINGI JOHN WILLIAMS/

    SIZE:TABLET: 1'H X 1'8", PLINTH 1'5"H X 2'1"W X 2 1/2"D

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Directions to Highbridge Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 5 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Recreation CentersHighbridge Recreation Center

New York City’s recreation centers and indoor pools remain closed to the general public until further notice to provide COVID-19 related services as well as free childcare options for children who are scheduled for blended learning. To learn more or to apply for the childcare program, please visit the New York City Department of Education’s Learning Bridges program page.

Once we reopen, NYC Parks will extend all existing recreation center memberships to cover the length of time we are closed to the general public.


ParkHighbridge Park

As a part of our Anchor Parks initiative, reconstruction of Highbridge Park is now underway. This project will reinstate access to a 10-block stretch of the park, improve connectivity and pathways, and restore the historic Grand Staircase at Laurel Hill Terrace. The project will also improve safety and security with new park lighting, and improve ADA access. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.


Anticipated Completion: Summer 2020

PlaygroundsSunken Playground

As a part of our Anchor Parks initiative, reconstruction of Sunken Playground is now underway. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.


Anticipated Completion: Winter 2021

PlaygroundsAdventure Playground

As a part of our Anchor Parks initiative, reconstruction of Adventure Playground is now underway. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.


Anticipated Completion: Winter 2021

ParkHighbridge Park

The Highbridge Park Water Tower is currently closed and undergoing reconstruction. Follow this project on the Parks Capital Tracker for updates.


Anticipated Completion: Spring 2021

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