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Fort Washington Park

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PlaNYC Project Overview

Located along the Hudson River, Fort Washington Park offers spectacular views of the New Jersey Palisades and the George Washington Bridge. This 160-acre ribbon of dramatic cliffs, meadows, and wooded areas was built in sections. The Little Red Lighthouse is located at the center of park. The existing configuration was laid out by Robert Moses during the construction of the Henry Hudson Parkway, which travels through the park's eastern edge.


Lighthouse Link: Fall 2011–Spring 2013

Improve pathways, landscaping and waterfront access points.

Dyckman Street Ramp and Inwood Hill Park: Fall 2011–Spring 2013

  • Inwood Hill Park entrance and greenway enhancement
  • New ADA ramp connection between the Henry Hudson Parkway and Dyckman Street

Mid-Park Cluster South: Fall 2011–Spring 2013
New playground, a portion of greenway path and five volleyball courts.

Amtrak Bridge: Summer 2012–Spring 2013
Rehabilitation of bridge/access point at 180th Street over Amtrak line to welcome park users to the central part of the park and the Little Red Lighthouse


Fall 2011

Designs for the different sections of the park have been completed. Construction is anticipated to start in fall 2011.

Learn more about the scope of work for the Fort Washington PlaNYC project

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PlaNYC Fort Washington Park Community Survey

Download the results of the PlaNYC Fort Washington Park and Community Survey (PDF, 1 MB)

Related Links

Fort Washington Park Homepage
Northern Manhattan Parks