Van Cortlandt Park, Southwest Playground – Bronx NY

Description

Van Cortlandt Park’s Southwest Playground opened in 1939 as part of Van Cortlandt Stadium, a New Deal Works Progress Administration (WPA) project. A Department of Parks press release shows that the WPA (the agency involved in almost all Parks work at the time) had also already constructed six handball courts in this corner of the Park by December 1936.

Source notes

Van Cortlandt Park Bronx NY New Deal Tour
NYC Parks - Van Cortlandt Park
Department of Parks, Press Release, December 30, 1936

Project originally submitted by Frank da Cruz on June 10, 2014.

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Location Info


Broadway and Vancortlandt Park S
Bronx, NY 10471

Coordinates: 40.886897, -73.898240

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