Harry’s Wall, in Prospect Park, honors Harry Murphy (1914-1993), co-founder of the Prospect Park Track Club. Murphy, along with other local running enthusiasts, established the track club over 30 years ago.
The wall was originally built in 1874 as a place to fasten horse carriages. Now the wall is often used as the start and finish line for park races, ensuring that Harry Murphy will be remembered by runners for generations to come.
(Information provided by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Web site.)