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.
Senior cardio fitness class with stretching and light aerobics.
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J. Hood Wright Recreation Center
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, this center will be open on Wednesday, November 24th until 5:00pm and will be closed on Thursday, November 25th.
Anticipated Completion: 11/26/2021
- Bronx and Manhattan Retaining Wall Reconstruction
- J. Hood Wright Recreation Center Fire Alarm System Reconstruction