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J. Hood Wright Park

W. 173 St. bet. Haven Ave. and Ft. Washington Ave.

Manhattan

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

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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There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Recreation CentersJ. Hood Wright Recreation Center

Please note that the Rotunda and Multi-Purpose Room will be closed on October 23 and 24, The entire center will be closed on October 25 and 26 in preparation for our Halloween Event. Please join us for our Halloween Event of October 26, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Recreation CentersJ. Hood Wright Recreation Center

We are experiencing a temporary disruption in our phone service. Please contact the center at (212) 927-1563. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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