Bronx River, Bronx River Ave. bet. Lafayette Ave., Surf Dr.
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Called the “Gateway to the Bronx River,” Soundview Park is situated where the Bronx River opens into the East River. When the City of New York acquired the original 93 acres of land for this park in 1937, the entire area was composed of marshland.
For a good chunk of its history, Soundview Park was a partially developed park built on a landfill. The southern third was once open water, while the remaining 2/3 of the park was tidal marsh, complete with three streams. Landfill operations began in the 1920s and lasted forty years. The landfill increased the height of the shoreline up to 30 feet above the marsh elevation, decreasing public access to the water. Happily, the park is now revered for its sports fields, fishing, and gorgeous views across Hunts Point to Manhattan.
Discover the history of Soundview Park
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Learn how parks plans to develop the park in order to increase recreational options for you while also striving to restore and preserve the precious salt marshes that once covered the park.
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Cricket Fields
- Fitness Paths
- Football Fields
- Handball Courts
- Kayak/Canoe Launch Sites
- Running Tracks
- Soccer Fields
- Spray Showers
- Water Fountains
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