De Witt Clinton Park, New York City

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DeWitt Clinton Park is a 5.8-acre (23,000 m2) New York City public park in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, between West 52nd and 54th Streets, and Eleventh and Twelfth Avenues.

The park, which was one of the first New York City parks in Manhattan on the working waterfront of the Hudson River, is named for DeWitt Clinton, who had created a business boom of Hudson commerce when he opened the Erie Canal. It is the biggest city park in the neighborhood, and since 1959, the neighborhood has frequently been referred to as "Clinton". It is the only park on the west side of Manhattan to have lighted ball fields.

The park was the first community garden in New York City.
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  • Located off 11th avenue and 54th street in Manhattan, Clinton Park is teaming with activity during the evening. Dedicated to soldiers who died at Flander’s fields in world War I, there is a war...  more »
  • Slight exaggeration as it's on the river by the cruise terminals but it is a very nice park even when the weather is overcast. There is a dog exercise area, walking paths, some great soccer fields...  more »
  • Post-renovation is a huge upgrade. The turf is perfect now and there’s no half dirt field/turf. Still super tight when there’s games on every field but it just makes for more fun.
  • DeWitt Clinton Park is great small place where you can relax from all this crazy noise from the city. I like to hangout there when I am close to the park. Usually they are not a lot of people but if you are going there in the weekends there would be for sure.

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