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Crotona Park

Crotona Park North to South, Fulton Av to Southern Blvd and Crotona Park East

Bronx

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Named after the Greek colony of Croton, known for its Olympic athletes, Crotona Park has served the Bronx community steadily since its purchase by the City in 1888.  Among naturalists, the park is widely known for its variety of tree species (28 in all) and gorgeous 3.3-acre lake, which serves as home to turtles, ducks, and fish.

However, manmade structures within the park thrill visitors as well.  Crotona Park’s pool is the largest in the borough at 300 feet.  Tennis buffs happily head to the park’s 20 hard courts during the warm season, and baseball teams flock to its five diamonds.  In addition, families log many hours romping in the eleven playgrounds spread throughout the park.

Young and old alike agree; Crotona Park is worth a Saturday spent exploring its wonders. 

Discover the history of Crotona Park

Events

Kids Week in the Bronx: Crotona Park

School is out! Get outside and get excited. Take the kids to the park to enjoy a variety of nature-related programs and...

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Directions to Crotona Park

Crotona Park Weather

  • Mon
    Snow
    26°F
  • Tue
    Heavy Snow
    24°F
  • Wed
    Blustery
    27°F
  • Thu
    Partly Sunny
    33°F

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