1. Fort Tryon Park is Part of the Northern Manhattan Parks 2030 Master Plan

Looking into the next twenty years of Northern Manhattan’s park network, the NYC Parks’ Planning and Parklands Division, in conjunction with the Northern Manhattan Parks Administrator worked with the community to propose a master plan for the parks north of 155th Street. Involving more than 60 different organizations and $150 million in investment, almost 30 capital projects are already in various stages of design and construction.

The Fort Tryon’s Capital Projects include restoring Olmsted’s landscape plan which will reveal some of the internal views, creating bike connections to the Hudson River Greenway and enhancing community-focused areas. Learn more about the 2030 Master Plan at the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation website.

Bonus: Fort Tryon Park Has One of New York’s Best Dog Runs

Nestled within Fort Tryon Park, the Sir William Dog Run boasts one of New York’s largest fenced-in dog runs. Named after Sir William Tryon, the last Colonial governor of New York, it is a short walk (uphill) from another park near Broadway and Dyckman. The one-acre park is completed with a gazebo and five picnic benches that overlook the Hudson River. There is even a section for smaller dogs to play.

Managed by the Fort Tryon Dog Owners Group, the park runs on funding from sponsors and volunteers. One of its largest supporters Spoiled Brats organizes a “coffee bark” every first Sunday of the month, offering doughnuts and coffee for dog-owners while their companions socialize. The park is frequently used by a tight community of dog lovers, and is kept clean all year round.

Secrets of Fort Tryon Park

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