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Allerton Ballfields

These ballfields honor Daniel Allerton (1818-1877) an early Bronx settler who purchased and farmed this area with his wife Hustace. Allerton was a descendent of Isaac… Read More

Ben Abrams Playground

Ben Abrams (1907-1984) operated a neighborhood luncheonette for many years on nearby Holland Avenue. He was an active member of the Hubert H. Humphrey Democratic Club,… Read More

Bronx Park - the Forests of New York City

Although Bronx Park is best known as the site of the Bronx Zoo and New York Botanical Garden, the park also contains one of the few natural streamside landscapes remaining… Read More

Bronx Park: August 2005 Park of the Month

Bronx Park is August’s Park of the Month. The 718-acre park boasts some of the city’s most ecologically significant wildlife, including the Bronx River… Read More

Bronx River

The glad spring gushing from the rock’s bare bosom Sweet sights, sweet sounds, all sights, all sounds excelling Oh! ‘twas a ravishing spot formed for a… Read More

Frank Frisch Field

This field honors Frank Francis “Frankie” Frisch (1898-1973), a Bronx native and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Born on September 9, 1898, Frisch… Read More

French Charley’s Playground

This playground honors the memory of Charley Mangin who owned a nearby French restaurant in the 1890s. His establishment, in the heart of a small French enclave of the… Read More

Niles Triangle

It is difficult to overstate the impact that William White Niles (1861-1935) had in the development of Bronx Parks. Niles was born in 1861 in Waterford, New York, to… Read More


Ranaqua, the Bronx headquarters of the Department of Parks & Recreation of the City of New York, is located in the southeastern part of… Read More

Reiss Field

This field and nearby Reiss Place both honor George Reiss, a landowner whose pond once occupied this land. Local children once used that pond for swimming and… Read More

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Work is taking place on the Bronx River at East 182nd street in Bronx Park to install a specially-built passage to help fish swim upstream. The passage will establish a sustainable herring population on the river by providing access to freshwater spawning habitat. The project will also include a canoe portage, reconstruction of parts of the dam, fencing, a new picnic area and restoration of the surrounding ecosystem.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2014

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