Ewen Park provides one with an expansive view of Kingsbridge and Kingsbridge Heights. The park unfortunately is almost vertical which makes for great sleigh riding in winter and rolling down in summer. The only real flat section of the park, which was once the best location for picnics and such, was selected as the prime location for a city parks dog run. Go figure.
Forgot to mention that the location of the dog run was the original location of the Ewen mansion show above. There is a black stump like rock nearer to the path that is a relic of the Ewen estate. It is actually a petrified tree remnant that was once used as a garden ornament on the Ewen estate.
And before anyone says that it is a shame that the city tore down Ms. Ewen’s house for a dog run, it is worth noting that she directed the proceeds from her estate to “be devoted to homeless and suffering dogs, cats, and other animals in this city.”