Travel Guide

The Bronx, New York City 

Parks & Gardens


The Bronx is home to some of the most scenic parks in New York City ranging from parks in the inland, along the riverbanks, and coastal areas. The parks here boast green open spaces, forested areas, lakes, meadows, valleys, marshlands, and a sandy beach. With varying features, parks in the Bronx are home to an ecological diversity of flora and fauna including migratory birds. Most important, they offer plenty of recreational opportunities and relaxation for the borough’s residents. 

Pelham Bay Park, Bronx (New York City)

Pelham Bay Park by Julai Manzerova

Pelham Bay Park is the largest park in New York City and three times larger than Central Park in Manhattan. The park also includes areas of tidal salt marshes and two wildlife sanctuaries. A popular spot within Pelham Bay Park is Orchard Beach, a man-made beach filled with sand. Van Cortlandt Park is the second largest park in the Bronx and third largest in New York City. Cross-country joggers frequent the park for its unpaved trails of various challenges passing through the woods, ridges, and valleys.

Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx (New York City)

Van Cortlandt Park by Dmadeo

The New York Botanical Garden is a major attraction in the Bronx, attracting more than 800,000 visitors each year.  The botanical garden comprises of 50 different gardens and plant collections from around the world. Bronx Park is a scenic park along the Bronx River featuring many areas of open grassland and forest, making it popular with hikers and joggers. Crotona Park is one of the smaller parks but a popular park for residents of South Bronx and with the largest outdoor swimming pool in the borough.

Crotona Park, Bronx (New York City)

Crotona Park by Phillip Capper


Visiting New York
Click contributor below photo for credit image and license.
About Site  Terms of Use  l  Privacy Policy  Creative Commons  Site Map  l