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Important Winter Storm-Related Service Changes

New York City parks are now open. We continue to urge caution in parks under wintry conditions: parks paths can be slippery, snow cover can cover frozen lakes and bodies of water, and branches may have fallen. If you see a fallen branch call 311.

Some recreation centers will open from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. today with limited staffing.

For more information, please visit our Storm Update page.

Official Website of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

Crotona Parkway Malls

Crotona Pkwy bet. Bronx Park South and E 175 St

Bronx

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

These malls are named after Crotona Park, the largest park in the southern portion of the Bronx, and the sixth largest park in the borough. The City of New York acquired the property for Crotona Park from Andrew Bathgate as part of the consolidation of the Bronx park system in 1888. Even before the City acquired the land, the Bathgate family allowed the public to picnic by their lake (now called Indian Lake). The park was to be named after the Bathgates until a Parks engineer had a spat with the family and instead named it Crotona, after Croton, a Greek colony known for its athletes. Croton is also the name of the old New York City aqueduct. The name proved prescient, as the parks’ athletic facilities have played host to many future athletes, including baseball great Hank Greenberg.

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Directions to Crotona Parkway Malls

Crotona Parkway Malls Weather

  • Wed
    Becoming Sunny
    30°F
  • Thu
    Increasing Clouds
    33°F
  • Fri
    Chance Light Snow
    34°F
  • Sat
    Cold
    20°F

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