Lower Highland Park

This area of Highland Park to the south of the reservoir (and at a lower altitude) was added to the park in 1905 when the city purchased the former estate of Johannes Schenck. Schenck emigrated from Holland to the colony of New York in 1683 and worked as a teacher and town clerk in Flatbush, New York, and Bushwick. A Dutch-style farmhouse was included in the sale and was used as a park facility until being demolished in 1940.

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Lower Highland Park sign
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Lower Highland Park ballfields
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Lower Highland Park ballfields
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No visit to Highland Park is complete without a trip to Crown Fried Chicken on Fulton Street
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