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Marcus Garvey Memorial Park

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Address: Madison Ave, E 120 to E 124 Streets, New York City, NY
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Mid size park

A nice break from traffic. Park benches to sit, places for kids to play, a few nice gardens also. Oddly they are all completely fenced off as are many green spaces. Lots of people... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2016
Bruno S
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

A nice break from traffic. Park benches to sit, places for kids to play, a few nice gardens also. Oddly they are all completely fenced off as are many green spaces. Lots of people walking dogs in the morning. Playing fields look good for organized sports.

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Thank Bruno S
Westport, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Our friend's work is being exhibited as part of Art in Flux, throughout this park and in 5th Avenue. I had never been to this park, but it was a sweet little respite in the midst of city life. There is an amphitheater as well as playgrounds and a pool.

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Thank lisa d
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 10 August 2015

Marcus Garvey is a 20 acre park in the heart of Harlem, filled with history, playgrounds, resting places and the vibrancy of a living, breathing part of the city. I've walked there many times, and was always treated well by people who seemed to be having a great time. One of the most interesting historical features is the fire watchtower... More 

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Thank robcurtross
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

This park is near by several subway stations and Metro North, and some buses that go uptown and downtown and to Queens and The Bronx

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Thank Jason P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015

This park was very close to our hotel so we strolled Long one morning and were pleasantly surprised. 2 playground areas, a baseball court, basketball court and some bar stars exercise equipment which my husband used a few times. Locals that we spoke to were friendly enough and it was safe.

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Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Some friends and I gathered here to play basketball and have fun. This was The perfect place to do it and more. We brought snacks, our kids, blankets, and played basketball! This park is very clean and very well lit at night also. The bathrooms were very clean stocked with tissue! The kids had so much fun in the kiddy... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

The best part of this park is the amazing hillside rock formation,,,which appears to have been untouched by graffiti. A stroll through on this wet January day meant it was fairly empty, except for the omnipresent dogwalkers and a few bench sitters. Good for the neighborhood to have some greenspace.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 9 September 2014

Went there for the free Jazz festival and what a surprise to see the drummers on the other side of the park. Upon entering the park it looks small but it's bigger than what it appears. Park was nice and clean and the kids had fun playing with their new found friends.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This quiet little park is a nice place to spend some time. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit it, but if you are in the area, it's worth a look. There is some lawn space, a Little League field, basketball courts, a pool, and a playground. There are concerts at the amphitheater sometimes.

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Reviewed 27 December 2013

It is, in general, worth strolling the side streets of Harlem, with the architectural guidebook AAA GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY, by Norval White & Elliot Willensky with Fran Leedon. This little-known park offers a dramatic change from the otherwise flat landscape of Harlem, with a tall outcropping which can be climbed for an unusual view. At the summit is... More 

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