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Pelham Bay Park

 Nature Centers

NameLocationPhone
Pelham Bay Nature CenterBruckner Blvd. and Wilkinson Avenue(718) 319-7258
HoursDirectionsAccessible
By appointment only

By car: From the south: take I-95 (Bruckner Expressway) North to Country Club Road/ Pelham Bay Park Exit 7C. Continue on Bruckner Boulevard East and stay right at split onto MacDougal Place. Turn right onto Middletown Road. Proceed on Middletown Road and turn left onto Stadium Avenue and into parking lot. The Nature Center is located about 200 yards north of the tennis courts and track. .
From the north: I-95 South to Westchester Avenue Exit 8A. Continue on Bruckner Boulevard West. Turn left on Country Club Road and left onto Bruckner Boulevard East. Stay right at split onto MacDougal Place. Turn right onto Middletown Road. Proceed on Middletown Road and turn left onto Stadium Avenue and into parking lot. The Nature Center is located about 200 yards north of the tennis courts and track.

Public transportation: MTA Subway 6 train to the last stop in the Bronx, Pelham Bay Station. Enter park at Wilkinson Avenue entrance (Sweetgum Playground). Nature Center is located about 100 yards from entrance. MTA Bus BX5, BX12, BX23, BX29 and Q50 to Pelham Bay Station. Enter park at Wilkinson Avenue entrance (Sweetgum Playground). Nature Center is located about 100 yards from entrance.

NameLocationPhone
Orchard Beach Nature CenterOrchard Beach, Section 2 of the Beach(718) 885-3466
HoursDirectionsAccessible
Memorial Day - Labor Day; Saturdays and Sundays, noon - 4:00 p.m.Directions:

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

ParkPelham Bay Park

Raccoons in Pelham Bay Park have tested positive for canine distemper virus. Although the virus cannot be transmitted to humans, it may be transmitted to dogs. Keep your pets safe in the park.

Please avoid wildlife and make sure your pets have up-to-date distemper and rabies vaccines. We strongly recommend keeping your pet on a leash, especially during dawn and dusk.

Please call 311 or notify an on-site Parks employee if you see a sick or injured animal.

If you are bitten, wash the wound with soap and water immediately. Call your doctor to see if you need tetanus or rabies shots, and call 311 to report the bite.

The Health Department will continue to monitor this condition.


Anticipated Completion: Fall 2018

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