Walker Park

Posted by Tom Crimmins Realty, Ltd. on Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at 9:33am.

Walker Park Staten IslandWalker Park, initially known as Livingston Park, holds a distinguished place in the history of New York cricket and tennis. Founded in 1872, it was the grounds for the Cricket and Baseball Club.  

Tennis was introduced to North America by Mary Outerbridge when she came back from a vacation in Bermuda.

The first national tennis tournament for the Davis Cup was played at this park.  In 1885, the club was moved from in St. George to its current location on Delafield Place between Davis and Bard Avenue.

Staten Island Academy bought the grounds in 1925, and the City bought the property five years later for $110,000.  

The name was changed in 1934 to honor Lieutenant Randolph Walker Jr., who died in World War I. The Staten Island Cricket Club still have matches here.

Facilities  
Baseball Fields Playgrounds
Basketball Courts Soccer Fields
Cricket Fields Tennis Courts
Football Fields  

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