September 18, 2016, 1-4 pm.
Previous Year’s Winners
Team 3: Melinda Dougall & Jeff Mitchell of Newburgh
Downing Park was opened in 1897 and was named for Newburgh’s famous son, landscape architect Andrew Jackson Downing. It is the largest public park within the City of Newburgh. Spanning 35 acres, this landscape park is enjoyed by many. Filled with hills and valleys, streams, a pond, and a rich variety of vegetation, the park has serpentine paths and picturesque vista — features very similar, though on a different scale, to those of New York City’s Central Park, created by the same designers.
Download the map below and navigate your way to the tournament!
Read More About Croquet, Downing Park, and Lawn Mowers:
- Croquet in America: From Backyard Game to Worldclass Sport by United States Croquet Association
- Downing Park by City of Newburgh
- Newburgh: Cradle of the American Lawn Mower Industry by Miguel Hernandez, New York History Blog
- Made in Newburgh Lawn Mower Tested on Washington’s Headquarters Grand Lawn by A.J. Schenkman, Hudson Valley History
Use this address for the GPS: 123 Carpenter Ave., Newburgh, NY 12550
Parking: Parking is allowed on west sides of Shapiro Drive and Carpenter Avenue. Parking is also permitted on Third and South Streets. See locations on Tournament Map.
From the NY State Thruway, take exit 17 (Newburgh) and bear left at the off ramp, heading toward Interstate 84/New York 300. Follow the signs to get to the I-84 east. Continue on I-84 east to exit 10. At the light, make an immediate right onto 9W South, locally known as Robinson Ave. Continue through 4 traffic lights. Downing Park will be on the left. The tournament will take place in the area of Downing Park north of the pond, locally known as the “Polly.”
From points West, take Interstate 84 east to exit 10. At the light, make an immediate right onto 9W South, locally known as Robinson Ave. Continue through 4 traffic lights. Downing Park will be on the left.
From points East, take Interstate 84 West to Exit 10s (second exit past the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge). Stay to your right off the ramp and follow it until you come to the traffic light at Route 9W. Make a right on to 9W, locally known as Robinson Ave. Continue through 4 traffic lights. Downing Park will be on the left.