|Jackie Robinson Park|
|Location||Harlem, Manhattan, New York City|
|Area||12.77 acres (5.17 ha)|
|Operated by||NYC Parks|
|Public transit access||Subway: to 155th Street|
to 145th Street
to 155th Street
Bus: M2, M3, M10, Bx6, Bx6 SBS, Bx19
Jackie Robinson Park is a public park in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York. The approximately 12.77-acre (5.17 ha) park is bounded by Bradhurst Avenue, 155th Street, Edgecombe Avenue, and 145th Street. The park has baseball fields, playgrounds, bathrooms, basketball courts, volleyball courts, a recreation center, bandshell, pool, and Wi-Fi hotspots.
The area that is now Jackie Robinson Park was part of the Samuel Bradhurst estate in the late 18th to early 19th centuries. Brick buildings lined its southern edge and a few small residences were scattered throughout its interior in the early 1890s. The act creating the park was passed February 26, 1894, and the land was acquired by the City of New York between 1894 and 1899. The southern portion opened to the public on August 12, 1911. In 1936, the pool and recreation center were added. The name of the park prior to 1978 was Colonial Park. The park was renamed Jackie Robinson Park in 1978, after the first black professional baseball player in the major leagues. The Polo Grounds baseball stadium was once directly north of the park.