Walter Gladwin Park

E 175 St to E Tremont Av bet. 3 Av and Arthur Ave


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

Tremont Park is named for the neighborhood in which it resides. This area was known as Upper Morrisania until the 1850s, when local postmaster Hiram Tarbox realized his mail was getting mixed up with that of nearby Morrisania. Legend has it that he renamed the town “Tremont” for the three nearby hills—Fairmount, Mount Eden, and Mount Hope.

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