J. Hood Wright Park
W. 173 St. bet. Haven Ave. and Ft. Washington Ave.
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Located between 173rd and 176th Streets, from Fort Washington Avenue to Haven Avenue, J. Hood Wright Park is named for the former owner of the site. Wright (1836-1894), a wealthy banker and financier from Philadelphia, lived in a mansion at 175th Street and Haven Avenue. He made large anonymous contributions to what is now the Washington Heights Branch of the New York Public Library. A plaque at the branch entrance honors Wright for his role in changing the status of the library from a subscription library to a free library in 1883. He also was instrumental in the founding of a hospital in New York’s Manhattanville neighborhood.
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J. Hood Wright Recreation Center
Due to the upcoming winter holidays, this Recreation Center is closed on Monday, December 25, and Monday, January 1. Normal Sunday hours are in effect for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Happy holidays!
Anticipated Completion: 01/01/2018
- Citywide Recreation Center Fire Alarm System Reconstruction
- J. Hood Wright Park Adult Fitness Equipment Construction