As you approach the park, you pass the ruin of a small pox hospital which may be preserved as a visitor center.
On Memorial Day 2013, Vietnam Vet Ben Platt joined U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney right, and Singer/Composer Carole King in laying a wreath at the monument. Amazingly, the wreath was formed of all fresh, undyed flowers and foliage, so I didn't have to run up and start discarding offending materials.
The park is free and open to the public from 9am to 7pm 6 days a week, closed Tues. Learn more.