looking north from 145th Street.
Besides the landscaping, paths, ball fields, and trees, you can also see the
"rip-rap wall" of rocks piled up at the riverbank to prevent erosion.
All New Deal work. The Henry Hudson Parkway too, of which you can see a
tiny bit on the far right. The rocks came from newly excavated railway bed
between 72nd and 129th Streets.
- NYC Parks Dept press release
of October 11, 1937: “The rocky shore of Fort Washington Park is
being developed for the purpose of restoring and preserving its natural
scenic beauty as an area for passive recreation.”
- Caro, Robert A., The Power Broker - Robert Moses and the Fall of New
York, Vintage Books (1974), p.530.
- New Deal Assistance in
NYC Parks Department Projects, 1934-43.