John Paul Jones Park is a public park located in Fort Hamilton, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. The park borders Shore Road, Fourth Avenue, 101st Street, and Fort Hamilton Parkway. The park is managed by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, which acquired the property from the city of Brooklyn in 1897.[1]

John Paul Jones Park is named after the American patriot and naval commander of the same name, who was known for his leadership in the American Revolution. He is often referred to as "the father of the Navy."

John Paul Jones Park is home to several memorials from various events in American history:


  1. ^ "John Paul Jones Park". Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  2. ^ Scarpa, Peter (2001). Bay Ridge, New York (Images of America Series). Arcadia Publishing SC. pp. 72–74. ISBN 9780738508702.

Coordinates: 40°36′40″N 74°02′02″W / 40.611°N 74.034°W / 40.611; -74.034