Tremont Park – Bronx NY

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Description

Until 1987, Tremont Park was a part of Crotona Park, which was completely redone by the WPA in 1934-41. “When the Cross-Bronx Expressway was built in 1948-1972, Crotona Park was split into two parks. The larger piece south of the Expressway is still called Crotona Park; the smaller piece to its north is now called Tremont Park. This explains why in some places, Crotona Park is said to have 155 acres, and in others only 127. Even though its name changed (twice), Tremont Park was indeed a WPA project. It was still called Crotona park until 1987, then it was Highland Park until 1999, now it’s Tremont Park. It covers 15 acres.”   (https://kermitproject.org)

Source notes

https://kermitproject.org/newdeal/hacp100.html#tremont
https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/tremont-park/history

Project originally submitted by Frank da Cruz on June 16, 2015.

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Location Info


E Tremont Ave.
Bronx, NY 10457

Coordinates: 40.845710503561, -73.89503447934567

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