Parkland Section

Parkland Section Locator Map

The Parkland Section extends from the Westchester/Bronx border (roughly Nereid Avenue/241st Street) to the northern limit of the New York Botanical Garden at Kazimiroff Avenue. The Parkland Section is also home to the Bronx River Forest, the last remaining floodplain forest in the Bronx.

This section has the highest proportion of wetland area. These wetlands are mostly located in the Bronx Forest and can be viewed from walking trails. Pictured is the NRG Cricket Pitch Restoration Project. The wetlands to the south of the cricket pitch are reference wetlands – an area of wetland still dominated by native riparian and wetland vegetation.

Reaches in the Parkland Section


Information About the Parkland Section

Topic Title Source Year
Channel Morphology and Instream Habitat Pebble Counts NRG 2004, 2005
Hydrology RiverKeeper Streamflow Measurements RiverKeeper 1990-1993
Hydrology Opportunistic Point Velocity Measurements 2003
Hydrology Historic Mean and Peak Flow at Burke Avenue Bridge USGS 1944-1989
Hydrology Depth and Discharge at Burke Avenue Bridge NRG 2002-2005
Scientific Studies and Monitoring Urban Riparian Wetland Monitoring Vegetation NRG 2002-2004
Benthic Invertebrates
Restoration Projects Bronx River Forest Floodplain and River Channel Rehabilitation Project (including monitoring of birds, channel morphology, and vegetation) NRG 2004 monitoring is ongoing
Water Quality Water Quality Baseline Data ACOE 2005
Water Quality Water Quality Baseline Data ACOE 2005
Water Quality Turbidity (Total Suspended Solids) NRG 2003
Water Quality Fecal Coliform Concentration HydroQual 2000-2001
Water Quality Bronx River Stewards Water Quality Monitoring Bronx River Alliance 2004-Present

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