Bronx New Deal - Photo #1 - Williamsbridge Oval


Oval Park 80th Anniversary Celebration 9 September 2017...

Williamsbridge Oval got its name because of its oval shape, inherited from the reservoir it replaced. The park was built by the New Deal Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1934-37. This might not be the most ambitious New Deal project in the Bronx but it very well might be the one dearest to the most hearts. Pictured above: Oval Park's Recreation Center in WPA Classic Moderne style, constructed from granite quarried and cut on the site by WPA workers[2,6]. Oval Park is located in the center of the Norwood section of the Bronx, one of the most culturally and racially diverse neighborhoods in the City, if not the world. Oval Park was ad