More than triple the size of Central Park, Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx is New York City's largest green space consisting of 2,766 acres on both sides of the Hutchinson River along with several islands.
The area originally inhabited by the Siwanoy Indians and was sold to Thomas Pell in 1654. During the American Revolution, the track of land served as a buffer between Manhattan occupied by the Redcoats and colonist controlled Westchester County with a pivotal battle fought at Pell's Point where the patriots thwarted a British advance in 1776. Many remnants of the park's history remain observable to modern day visitors, including the 19th century Pell Mansion, carriage houses and cemetery and the ruins of the Hunter Mansion.
The southeast section of Pelham Bay Park has wide variety of recreational facilities including basketball, bocce, handball and tennis courts, baseball, soccer and football fields, roller hockey rinks, golf courses, driving range and a track and field facility that was newly renovated as part of New York's 2012 Olympic bid. The undeveloped sections of the park offer hiking trails, bike paths and bridle paths through wetlands, salt marshes and grassy meadows. Vast portions are a protected wildlife sanctuary.
In the northeast section of the park is Orchard Beach, a two kilometre man-made beach known locally as "The Riviera". Catering to sunbather's and beach sports enthusiasts, the beachfront pavilion has concessions, showering and changing facilities, beach volleyball courts and guarded bathing areas.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: Pelham Bay ParkFee: No
Category: Dog Parks
Bronx, NY 10465
Richard B. Sep-03-2017
Great place in the Bronx to take your dog. Friendly crowd always, grounds are generally clean and poop free. Separate area for little dogs. Five or six... Read More
Zemorah G. Sep-26-2019
Great people willing to converse. The dogs were playing nicely and the owners watched their dogs. Definitely will be back. Read More
Bill M. Apr-04-2013
Would not bother with this one. Things it has going for it: - Decent size but there is plenty of room to make it bigger - Plenty of shade - Separate large... Read More
Accommodations near Pelham Bay Park:
|Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|6||Pelham Bay Park (Last Stop)||1 mInute|
How to get to Pelham Bay Park by Subway
Take the 6 train to the end of the line, Pelham Bay Park and follow the pedestrian overpass across Bruckner Blvd to the park on the other side.
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