This park is named for Calvert Vaux (1824-1895), an English architect who spent 40 years of his distinguished career in New York City. He designed private homes, apartment complexes, public housing, and public institutions such as the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. His partnership with Frederick Law Olmsted (1822-1903) generated the designs for Central Park, Prospect Park, Morningside Park and Fort Greene Park. Vaux drowned under mysterious circumstances, and his body was found in nearby Gravesend Bay. In 1998, Parks named this property to honor the great landscape architect.
From this view, we can almost wave hello to our friends at Sheepshead Bites.