Owen F. Dolen Park

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

Bronx

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In 1925, Owen F. Dolen (c.1864-1925) was asked to speak at the unveiling ceremony of the World War I monument in this park, then known as Westchester Square. Dolen was a well-respected educator and life-long member of the community who 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 in Dolen’s memory.

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Recreation CentersOwen Dolen Recreation Center

Owen Dolen Recreation Center remains closed to the public until further notice. Some recreation centers are being used for COVID-19 testing and vaccination services, the Learning Bridges program, and critical seasonal training. Please visit our Recreation Centers page to find an alternate recreation center.


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