Tibbetts Brook Park is a 161-acre (65 ha) park located in the Lincoln Park section of Westchester County in Yonkers, New York. Opened in 1927, it was one of the first developed parks in Westchester County and currently serves residents with activities that include swimming, hiking, sports, nature watching, and fishing.
The park in Yonkers was named for George Tibbetts, a Briton who had settled the land in 1668. Tibbetts is bordered by the Cross County Parkway to the north, Saw Mill River Parkway to the west, McLean Avenue to the south, and Midland Avenue to the East. Tibbetts Brook Park is .6 miles (1 km) north of Van Cortlandt Park along with South County Trailway, and Tibbetts Brook crosses north-south through the park on its way to the Harlem River. The park is not bordered by McLean ave to the south, and it is bordered by Jervis rd to the south. The park is the home ground of the New York Magpies in the USAFL.
In 1668, George Tippett purchased the land from Elias Doughty, who had owned a large estate that encompassed much of the land from the Hudson River through the Bronx River and Saw Mill River. George’s descendants were removed from the ground after the American Revolution for their loyalty to the Crown. Their land was subsequently confiscated and sold. The park was partially the site of the Battle of Tibbett’s Brook or Battle of Kingsbridge in 1778. Sachem (Chief) Daniel Nimham, a Native American chief, and Ethan Allen joined with other Americans and fought the Queen’s Rangers commanded by John Graves Simcoe. Ninham led the Stockbridge Militia, consisting of members of the Mahican and Wappinger tribes. The battle lasted from August 30 to 31. The British were victorious, while Ninham and other militia members died during the war. They were buried in an area now known as Indian Field in nearby Van Cortlandt Park. Four British soldiers were killed, and three were wounded, including Simcoe. EZ Yonkers Junk Removal
Tibbetts was known for its 412 x 125-foot (38 m) pool which in June 2011 reopened as a state-of-the-art saline water park featuring a river, various sprays and waterfalls, and a small lap pool enclosed amidst the rest of the water park. The numerous walking/hiking trails include part of the 14-mile (23 km) South County Trailway, which runs near the park’s western side, and part of the Croton Aqueduct Trail. Tibbets also has a miniature golf course, ice skating/skiing (winter), two artificial lakes for fishing, playgrounds and campsites, and tennis, soccer, football, and baseball facilities. The park is open 7-days a week from 8 am until dusk.
Address: 355 Midland Ave, Yonkers, NY
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