Franz Sigel Park
The west slope of the park (Walton Avenue) was once part of a path used by local Indians. During the Revolutionary War, George Washington, Count de Rochambeau, and their respective American and French military staffs, used a high rocky ridge at the site to monitor the movements of British troop camped alongside the Harlem River.
A very large community park at Gerard Ave., Walton Ave., Grand Concourse bet. E. 151 St., E. 153 St. and E. 158 St. in the Bronx
Founded June 4, 1885 — 135 years ago
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