New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The first public park to be established in New York, March 12, 1733.
“Resolved that the Corporation will Lease a Piece of Land lying at the lower End of Broadway fronting to the Fort to some of the inhabitants of the Said Broadway in Order to be Inclosed to make a Bowling Green there of with Walks therein, for the Beauty and Ornament of the Said Street as well as for the Recreation & Delight of the Inhabitants of This City.”
From the minutes of the Common Council.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Notable Places. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1732.
Location. 40° 42.293′ N, 74° 0.819′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Broadway south of Morris Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George T. Delacorte (a few steps from this marker); Bowling Green Fence (a few steps from this marker); Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House / National Museum of the American IndianFrancis Makemie (within shouting distance of this marker); Broadway - The Canyon of Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); July 2, 1926 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Amsterdam (within shouting distance of this marker); August 27, 1926 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . . Bowling Green. Official NYC Parks description. (Submitted on March 3, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,040 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on June 2, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 5. submitted on June 6, 2022, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.