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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

On Wednesday, November 21, this recreation center will close at 5:00 p.m. On Thursday, November 22, this recreation center will be closed for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday.

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  • Owen DOlen Golden Age Center

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