Travel Guide

The Bronx, New York City 

Parks & Gardens

Pelham Bay Park

Situated in the northeastern corner of the Bronx is Pelham Bay Park, the largest urban park in the borough and New York City. Pelham Bay Park is three times larger than Central Park in Manhattan, covering an area of 2,766 acres (1,119 ha). A fourth of the park or 600 acres (243 hectares) is a tidal area of salt marshes. For most part, the park is in the borough of Bronx except for the northern tip, which is in Pelham Village in neighboring Westchester County. Pelham Bay Park Subway Station serves the park and nearby areas.
Pelham Bay Park, Bronx (New York City)

Pelham Bay Park by Jim Henderson 

Pelham Bay Park features 13 miles (21 km) of saltwater shoreline along the Long Island Sound. There are several trails and paths within the park suitable for hiking and bicycling. Other features of the park include children’s playgrounds, tennis courts, baseball fields, and picnic areas. Two golf courses also occupy sections of the park. A popular destination here is Orchard Beach (Bronx Riviera), a man-made beach stretching for 1.1 miles (1.8 km) created by filling tons of sands into a landfill.
Hunter Island, Bronx (New York City)

Hunter Island in Pelham Bay Park by Peter J Romano 

Parts of Pelham Bay Park comprises of the Thomas Pell Wildlife Sanctuary and the Hunter Island Marine Zoology and Geology Sanctuary, totalling 489 acres (198 ha) of marshes and forests. The Thomas Pell Wildlife Sanctuary comprises of mostly salt marshes with migratory birds such as egrets and heron often seen here. The Hunter Island Marine Zoology and Geology Sanctuary is home to various types of oak trees as well as black cherry, spruce, locust trees, and white pines.

Location: Pelham Bridge Road, The Bronx, New York, NY 10464

Website: City of New York Parks & Recreation


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