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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. 

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Events

Freshwater Fishing

Catch-and-release fishing is a great way to get outdoors and discover nature just a few blocks from home.  Our...

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Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Nature CentersCrotona Park Nature Center

The Crotona Park Nature Center is currently closed, with no public access.

BathroomsCrotona Park Pool House

The Crotona Pool House restroom is closed during the outdoor pool off-season. Outdoor pools re-open in late June.

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