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Crotona Park is a public park in the South Bronx in New York City, covering 127.5 acres (51.6 ha). The park is bounded by streets of the same name on its northern, eastern, southern, and western borders, and is adjacent to the Crotona Park East and Morrisania neighborhoods of the Bronx. It is divided into four portions by Claremont Parkway and Crotona Avenue, which run through it.By using our Bronx trip itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Crotona Park and other attractions in Bronx.
Crotona Park formerly belonged to the Bathgate family, a prominent landowning family in the South Bronx. It was created through the New Parks Act in 1888 as part of a boroughwide network of parks connected by parkways. The Crotona Play Center was added in 1936. Crotona Park was formerly 155 acres (63 ha), but the northern portion was cut off by the Cross Bronx Expressway in 1945, becoming what is now known as Walter Gladwin Park. After a period of deterioration in the late 20th century, several improvement projects were commenced starting in the 1990s.
Crotona Park includes a 3.3-acre (1.3 ha) lake, as well as numerous recreational facilities such as a swimming pool. The Crotona Play Center, a national and city-designated landmark, is in the western part of the park. The park is operated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, also known as NYC Parks.
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Crotona Park is and has always been a place I visited as a child and adult and also for events and play tennis and football.
Crotona Park is and has always been a place I visited as a child and adult and also for events and play tennis and football. more »
huge place for neighborhood kids, trees to climb, places to explore, great rowboat lake and Boce Courts for the seniors.
huge place for neighborhood kids, trees to climb, places to explore, great rowboat lake and Boce Courts for the seniors. more »
Every morning before work I stop by here and chill with the ducks. This place is beautiful. During the summer, it’s so awesome seeing families doing the bbq thing and jammin… one of the chillest spots around me.
At 1pm , quiet, some children. Today Is a no school day, so can't say if that makes a difference. The breeze is so nice park looks very clean. Dog duddu in the walkway, but with the animals that own the dog's can't do to much. Easy access by the bx11 come prepared to walk.
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