Jackson Av bet. E 147 St and E 145 St


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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

There is substantial speculation and very little fact to explain for the origin of the name of I Am Park. However, the park was formerly known as Jackson Playground, named after the seventh president of the United States, Andrew Jackson (1767-1845). Jackson studied law and was appointed as a judge in the Tennessee Supreme Court from 1798-1804, but his true passion was served when he joined the military. Jackson achieved great fame following his decisive victory over the British in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812.

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