Parks

Creating a Bridge to Re-Unite neighbors

Creating a Bridge to Re-Unite neighbors

Creating-a-Bridge-to-Re-Unite-Neighbors-3.29.14 The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park and Bronx Community Board 8 invite you to join us for an event to highlight a broken link and a broken promise in Van Cortlandt Park: a Pedestrian Bridge over the Major Deegan to connect its eastern and western halves and connect the broken Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. […]

Park Clean-up at Fort Four/ Come stake a garden plot!

The Kingsbridge Heights Neighborhood Improvement Association is sponsoring a Park Clean- up on Saturday, June 22, 2013 from 11 AM to 4 PM at Fort Four Park Playground at Sedgwick and Reservoir Avenues, Bronx, NY. The purpose of the event is to clean and revitalize the park and involve the community in a fun day […]

Immense diversity of plants in Van Cortlandt Park, Professor Finds

The latest Lehman College magazine includes an article on Professor Jack Henning’s research on plant life in Van Cortlandt Park — “Four Year Survey of Plants In Van Cortlandt”    

In the New York Times: Should the Putnam Trail be paved?

In the New York Times: Should the Putnam Trail be paved?

Yesterday’s New York Times explored the debate over whether or not to pave the Putnam Trail. …Battle lines have been drawn, and arguments amassed, on both sides of a plan to pave and widen the path, known as the Putnam Trail in Van Cortlandt Park. On one side are bicyclists and advocates for the disabled who […]

Speak Up is Saturday, Feb 23 Lehman College

19th ANNUAL BRONX PARKS SPEAK UP DATE: Saturday, February 23, 2013 TIME: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Registration, Refreshments, and Networking begins at 11:00) PLACE: Lehman College, Faculty Dining Rm (Bx10 or Bx26 bus, D or 4 train to Bedford Pk. Blvd.) The theme of Speak Up 2013 is History, Parks & Culture: Using Open […]

Celebrate 125 years of Bronx Parks!

FIPNA member Dart Westphal chairs the committee to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Bronx’s crown jewel, its parks. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/bronx-parks-system-created-new-york-city-chartered-article-1.1238312

ice skating!

http://bronxink.org/2012/10/24/25092-ice-skating-coming-back-to-van-cortlandt-park/ Ice skating to start November 20!!!

What do you think about paving the PutnamTrail?

The Parks Department has been working for some time on a plan for the Putnam Trail in Van Cortlandt Park (this is the path that runs on the west side of Van Cortlandt Lake, where the old Putnam Railroad used to run. There’s a lot of conversation taking place about the Parks Department plans for […]

A garden grows in Fort Four

A garden grows in Fort Four Park

Saturday, May 19th was “It’s My Park Day” at Fort Four Park, and volunteers from the community, CB8, and the Parks Department came out to break ground on a new community garden in the shadow of the beautiful Our Lady of Angels.   We spent a beautiful day weeding, tilling, spreading mulch and planting and […]

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