Submitted by ub on Fri, 03/16/2012 - 20:39

Orchard Beach
The Bronx's only beach is an engineering marvel. Covering a mile and 115 acres, it was originally conceived as the "Riviera of New York," and its promise is carried out in its promenade lined with shops, playgrounds, picnic areas, and more than two dozen sports courts. On hot days this beach draws tens of thousands of families, swimmers, athletes, and loungers. On cooler days, its shores make a perfect setting for peaceful strolls, and its basketball and volleyball courts and its playgrounds continue to welcome all of its neighbors.

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Consider visiting this 19th century mansion and landmark located at 895 Shore Road in Pelham Bay Park. Enjoy house tours, garden strolls and trail hikes along the water.

Bronx Equestrian Center
View the forest and the marshes of Pelham Bay Park on horseback by taking a lesson or enjoying a trail ride. The stables are located at 9 Shore Road in Pelham Bay Park. Show your Friends of Pelham Bay Park membership card and receive a $5 discount.

Pelham Bay and Split Rock Golf Courses
Celebrate a special event, enjoy a relaxing meal in the beautifully restored Art Deco restaurant or play a round of golf in one of two lush green golf courses located at 870 Shore Road in Pelham Bay Park.

NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation
The Pelham Bay Park website is chock full of information, directions, maps and and virtual tours. Be sure to take a look.…