The New Rochelle Walk of Fame, located in Ossie Davis Park at Library Green in downtown, is a unique tribute to nationally notable individuals with distinct ties to New Rochelle. Inductees are honored with 20” x 14” full color historical interpretive sign (larger signs feature a specific group of honorees,) telling their stories in words and graphics. The Walk is a micro history of America in a nutshell as reflected in the lives of New Rochelle’s famous sons and daughters, representing the arts, business, politics, education, the media, entertainment and sports. The signs are strategically located in the gardens lining the Library Green pathway and were created and funded by former resident and historian Roderick Kennedy Jr., working in partnership with the City of New Rochelle and the Downtown Business Improvement District.
As of the 2017 Induction, the Walk of Fame is comprised of 49 signs, honoring 61 individuals.