Parks

Parks

Area parks await upgrades

Area parks await upgrades

The city broke ground on Lyons Square Park in late November, and plans for Hunts Point Playground are in the final review process.

Environment / Parks

New greenway link connects two parks

Students from Fannie Lou Hamer High School canoe on the Bronx River.

City and state officials broke ground on the construction of new parkland that will connect Starlight and Concrete Plant parks and complete a missing connection to the greenway along the shoreline of the Bronx River.

Parks

Soundview Park adds new dog run

By Annie Nova. Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. takes a moment off from inaugurating a new dog run at Soundview Park by communing with his dog, Meyling.

The new dog run is located near the park’s entrance at Lafayette Avenue between Colgate and Boynton.

Culture / Parks

Facelift begins at historic Longwood park

Volunteers from 52 Parks for Progress pose at 52 Park on July 19.

A $3 million allocation from the city will be used to build new skate park and basketball courts, buy new equipment and renovate the amphitheater.

Parks

Floating Pool Lady reopens

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The Floating Lady Pool opened on June 29. It’s open to the public daily from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. and again from 4- 7 p.m.

Environment / Parks

Federal DOT awards $10 Million to finalize Bronx River Greenway

A 3/4 mile link between Concrete Plant Park and Starlight Park

Construction on a missing link in the Bronx River Greenway will begin next summer thanks to a $10 million federal grant secured by the Bronx River Alliance and the city’s Parks Department.

Government / Parks

Area parks in line for upgrades

Children at 52 Playground in Longwood.

Playground 52, Hunts Point Playground, Lyons Square Playground and Longfellow Gardens will undergo renovations, as part of a mayoral initiative to repair small city parks in underserved areas.

Parks

Community activists honored at Fish Parade

The 12th annual Fish Parade made its way to Barretto Point Park on June 20.

This year’s parade honored seven community activists who have fought for the rights of South Bronxites over the years.

Environment / Parks

Tree census kicks off in Hunts Point

Volunteers helped launch the Trees Census at Julio Carballo Park on May 19.

The New York City Parks Department picked Hunts Point as the launching spot for the NYC Tree Census – the first official count of the city’s green residents in three decades.