5. A Patchwork Park
We passed under the tower of the George Washington Bridge on our way further into the park. Fort Washington Park is a patchwork park. Many of its sections are not easily accessible. From the train tracks, to the George Washington Bridge, to the Henry Hudson Parkway, each new threat that encroached upon the park had the potential to do more damage than ultimately occurred. As a result, the park exists today and many of the relics we observed on our tour were merely forgotten as another piece of the park was hidden away.