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Pelham Bay Park

 Nature Centers

Pelham Bay Nature CenterBruckner Blvd. and Wilkinson Avenue(718) 319-7258
Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m. through Labor Day.

By car: Take I-95 to the Pelham Bay Park Exit. Continue on the service road until the park is on your right and the highway is on your left. After passing the entryway for the highway continue to the stoplight. Then stay right and continue to the park.

Public transportation: Take the 6 train to the last stop in the Bronx, Pelham Bay Station. Instead of walking down the stairs from the station, cross the walkway over I-95. At the bottom of the ramp on the other side, turn left into the park.
The center is a red brick building about 100 yards inside the park.
Take the BX5, BX12 and QBX1 buses to the train station.
Take the BX29 to the City Island Traffic Circle
Westchester Bee-Line bus #45 to the Bartow-Pell Mansion gates (Bus does not run on Sunday).

Orchard Beach Nature CenterOrchard Beach, Section 2 of the Beach(718) 885-3466
Memorial Day - Labor Day: open to the public Saturday and Sunday noon - 4:00 pm.

By car: From the south: take I-95 (Bruckner Expressway) North. Get off at Exit 8B (Orchard Beach/City Island). Go pass the war memorial, over the Pelham bridge, and make the first right at the traffic light immediately following the drawbridge (taking the yield sign). This will put you on City Island Road. Continue to the Traffic circle and follow the traffic circle three quarters of the way around, following the signs for Orchard Beach. Continue to the Orchard Beach parking lot. Walk to the boardwalk and turn left. Continue to the Nature Center at Section 2 of the Beach. The distance is about 200 Yards.
From the west: Take Pelham Parkway East all the way to the end, where it turns into Shore Road. Follow the above directions from the drawbridge.

Public transportation: Take the Bx12 and Bx5 buses

Directions to Pelham Bay Park

Know Before You Go

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

Nature CentersOrchard Beach Nature Center

The Orchard Beach Nature Center is currently closed for repairs.
Anticipated Completion: 09/01/2017

PlaygroundsSweetgum Playground

NYC Parks has removed slides in this park due to a manufacturer recall. The manufacture is currently working on an improved design and redesigned slides will be installed as soon as possible.

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