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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.

Environment / Parks

Bronx River Alliance plans multipurpose facility

An illustration of

At a March 24 meeting at Hostos Community College, the Bronx River Alliance announced plans to open a new multi-use building in Starlight Park, that will serve as its headquarters, as well as a new river passage for herring.

Health / Parks

Hunts Point hustles for its health

Runners and walkers set off from Hunts Point Riverside Park on their three-mile jaunt. on Sept. 27

The eighth annual Hunts Point Hustle took place on Sept. 27, starting in Hunts Point Riverside Park and ending three miles later in Barretto Point Park.

Parks

Floating Pool Lady reopens

The Floating Lady Pool will be open through September 1.

The pool opened to the public during the last week in June, offering a respite for residents looking to escape the summer heat.

Education / Parks

Playstreets program starts soon

The Police Athletic League's Summer Playstreets Program will kick off on July 7.

Some streets will be closed off to traffic so kids can use them for fun and games this summer.

Parks

11th Annual Fish Parade highlights youth

PS 48's marching band at the 11th annual Fish Parade.

The 11th annual Hunts Point Fish Parade made its way through the streets of the peninsula to Barretto Point Park, kicking off summer on the peninsula.