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De Witt Clinton Park

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Named for DeWitt Clinton, a former U.S. Senator, Mayor of New York City, and Governor of New York, who also lends his name to the nearby "Clinton" neighorhood. Beginning in 1810, Clinton oversaw construction of the Erie Canal, and this riverside park contains "Erie Canal Playground" in honor of the project.

A large playground at W. 52 St. To W. 54 St., 11 Ave. To 12 Ave. in Manhattan

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Founded May 13, 1901 — 118 years ago

Learn More at NYC Parks Department

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