Celebrate the upcoming restoration of Orchard Beach and the improvements to the pavilion and once again highlighting the "Riviera of New York City" - Thursday, April 19 @6P Pelham-Split Rock Golf Course Clubhouse.
The inception of the Bronx and Pelham Parkway dates back to 1881, when John Mullaly (1835-1915), onetime New York City Health Commissioner and former secretary to inventor Samuel F. B. Morse, helped found the New York Park Association. Predicting rapid population growth in New York and rising land values, the Association called for more parkland in the South Bronx, which had been annexed to New York City in 1874. This effort culminated in the 1884 New Parks Act, and the City’s purchase of lands for Van Cortlandt, Claremont, Crotona, Bronx, St. Mary’s, and Pelham Bay Parks and the Moshulu, Crotona, and Bronx and Pelham Parkways between 1888 and 1890.
Friends of Pelham Bay Park
P.O. Box 71
Bronx, NY 10464-0071
Liz Gonzalez, President
Pelham Bay Park
Marianne Anderson, Administrator
Pelham Bay Park Administration
NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
One Bronx River Parkway
Bronx, NY 10462