|Williamsbridge Oval Park|
A typical July evening in Williamsbridge Oval
|Location||The Bronx, New York City, NY, US|
|Area||19.75 acres (7.99 ha)|
|Operated by||New York City Department of Parks and Recreation|
Williamsbridge Oval Park
|Location||Reservoir Oval E. & W., Norwood, Bronx, New York|
|Area||18.87 acres (7.64 ha)|
|Architect||Aymar Embury II; Nelson M. Wells; Gilmore David Clarke|
|Architectural style||Beaux Arts, Art Moderne|
|NRHP reference #||15000229|
|Added to NRHP||May 14, 2015|
The Williamsbridge Oval Park was built on the site of the Williamsbridge Reservoir after the reservoir was drained and the land transferred to the Parks Department in 1934. The park was funded, designed, and built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal under the supervision of the New York City Parks Department and was officially opened on Sept 11th, 1937.
Williamsbridge Oval has multiple playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, plus an athletic field, a 400m 4-lane running track, a dog run, playground spray showers, ornamental flower beds and walking paths shaded by trees.
The park hosts community and NYC Parks sponsored events all year round.
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