Location: Off Bruckner Expressway, Bronx
At over 2,700 acres, Pelham Bay Park is the city‘s largest park. Like many of New York City‘s parks, the land on which it sits has a long and intricate history. This area used to belong to Native Americans. Mr. Thomas Pell was the one who bought it from them and developed this area.
There are still vestiges of the development that succeeded. Hunter Mansion was built in 1804 and the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, built between 1836 and 1842, still remain as an example of the architecture.
Today, the park offers a lovely beach and a variety of activities such as tennis, boating, fishing, and picking. We also may get a look at the wildlife that exists.