NYC beaches open this weekend and thanks to $50 million dollars of public money, the aging pavilion on Orchard Beach will receive a much needed facelift.
The Bronx public beach, is part of Pelham Bay Park and is called the Bronx Riviera. This 115-acre, 1.1-mile-long park consists of a 13-section sandy beach, a hexagonal-block promenade, a central pavilion with food stores and specialty shops, two playgrounds, two picnic areas, a large parking lot, and 26 courts for basketball, volleyball, and handball. It is operated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and is most recognized for its unique crescent shape and beautiful view of City Island, Bronx.
In 2010, construction began on the beach jetty, extending the jetty. Approximately 268,000 cubic yards of sand were pumped onto the beach to replace sand lost over the years. The sand was dredged by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. These acts will make the beach safer for swimmers.
De Blasio: $50M to repair Orchard Beach pavilion in the Bronx http://nydn.us/2rIeFFU
Mayor, borough president announce Orchard Beach project http://bronx.news12.com/Clip/13364165/mayor-borough-president-announce-…
SALSA ON THE BEACH http://www.salsanewyork.com/events/orchard-beach-salsa-sundays.htm