WAMPUS BROOK PARK

North Castle, Westchester, NY


Directions:

US 684 north to exit 3 for Route 22 south. Left turn onto Route 22 south and then a right turn onto Route 128 (Main Street in Armonk). In down take a right turn on Maple Avenue. One-tenth of a mile on the left is a parking lot. This park is in the heart of Armonk. It looks like an urban park rather than a natural preserve.

There is a pond with a sign saying do not feed the ducks.


History:

The municipality of North Castle is comprised of the hamlets of Armonk, Banksville and North White Plains. Largely rolling, wooded land, it offers the benefits of country living yet is less than one hour from New York City.

Until a surrender to white settlers in 1644, the original inhabitants were the Siwanoy Indians. From the 1640's to the 1700's the lands were conveyed to the British Crown. King William gave his favorite courtiers three royal grants: West Patent, Middle Patent and East Patent. North Castle was viewed as a neutral territory during the American Revolution. Of note, part of the Battle of White Plains took place in North Castle. .

Size: 26.5 Square Miles with a population of approximately 10,000 inhabitants.

North Castle sponsors a number a number of recreational facilities and maintains several parks. Town parks include the Wampus Brook Park, the Whippoorwill Ridge Park, the Legion Field Rose Garden, Clark Field and John Lombardi Park.