This small, quaint park has a lot to offer in history and charm. Formerly named “Prohibition Park,” the site of Westerleigh Park is bordered by Maine, Springfield, Neal Dow, and Willard Avenues. It was donated by the National Prohibition Party to New York City in 1907, with the understanding that it would be used for public recreational purposes and events.
Over a century later, the park and its supporters continue to do just that for its residents. The Westerleigh neighborhood has successfully preserved the ‘simple-life’ philosophy of the late-19thand early-20th centuries by keeping traffic and noise levels low, and community life active and close-knit.
Lined with wooden benches and green lawns, the park is home to many different types of foliage, and contains a central bandstand that hosts many concerts, theatrical productions, children’s events, and festivals throughout the year.
For more information, visit https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/westerleigh-park
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