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Owen F. Dolen Park

Lane Ave., E. Tremont Ave., Westchester Ave.

Bronx

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

In 1925, Owen F. Dolen (c.1864-1925) was asked to speak at a ceremony in this park, then known as Westchester Square. The occasion was the unveiling of a new monument to the neighborhood soldiers who died in World War I (1914-1918).  Dolen was a well-respected educator and life-long member of the community, and had spearheaded the campaign to place the memorial at the square. He gave a rousing twenty-five minute speech, bowed to the crowd, sat down, and died of a heart attack just minutes later. On April 30, 1926, the Board of Aldermen (now the City Council) voted to name the park Owen F. Dolen Park in his memory.

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Recreation CentersOwen Dolen 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

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