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Bronx Park

Burke Ave., E. 180 St. bet. Dr. Kazamiroff Blvd., Southern Blvd. and Bronx Park E., Unionport Rd.

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Bronx Park boasts some of the city’s most beautiful outdoor space and ecologically diverse wildlife.  A myriad of plants and animals make their habitat along the Bronx River and in the park’s forests.  The vastness of the park and the diversity of its flora and fauna make Bronx Park one of the true hidden gems of New York City.  The Bronx River, which begins in North White Plains and flows into the East River at Soundview Park, offers numerous scenic and recreational opportunities.  While walking along the river, visitors can observe a unique habitat which hosts a diverse array of invertebrates, fish, and birds.  The two-mile stretch of river in Bronx Park runs through a deep gorge, where a combination of red maple hardwood swamp and floodplain forest grows on the riverbanks.

While the park is perhaps best known as the home of the Bronx Zoo and New York Botanical Garden, Bronx Park also has many recreation areas.  Park visitors can take advantage of numerous playgrounds, bicycle paths, baseball diamonds, tennis and basketball courts and football and soccer fields.  From zoos to playgrounds to historical landmarks, Bronx Park is an area for all to enjoy.

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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

VIRTUAL TOUR

Enjoy a multimedia exploration of the Bronx River that includes 360-degree panoramic imagery and streaming video interviews.

Enjoy a multimedia exploration of the Bronx River that includes 360-degree panoramic imagery and streaming video interviews.

Bronx Park Weather

  • Fri
    Scattered Showers
    83°F
  • Sat
    Chance Showers
    79°F
  • Sun
    Chance Showers
    78°F
  • Mon
    Chance Thunderstorms
    83°F

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