Francis Lewis Park

Francis Lewis Park

Francis Lewis Park
3rd Ave & 147th St
Whitestone, NY 11357
311, or (212) NEW-YORK
https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/francis-lewis-park
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This park honors Francis Lewis (1713-1802), an early American merchant, patriot, and signer of the Declaration of Independence. The park consists of 9.231 acres above water and 7.631 acres below water. The Bronx-Whitestone Bridge (1939) designed by Othmar H. Ammann crosses over the western side of the property. The park consists of winding paths that lead to two scenic overlooks equipped with benches and game tables and a bocce court. Both overlooks feature spectacular views of the bridge and the East River, while the lower overlook provides beach access.