Bronx River Parkway Reservation

Bronx River Parkway Reservation
County: Westchester Co
Open: Year-Round
Price: Free
Dog-friendly: Yes, Dogs must be leashed

The Bronx River Parkway Reservation, Westchester’s oldest park, is an 807-acre paved linear park that was created as an adjunct to the Bronx River Parkway opened in 1925.

The reservation touts a number of “firsts” — it was the first linear park in Westchester, as well as one of the first in the country, and, the Bronx River Parkway was the first parkway in the nation. It extends 13.2 miles in Westchester from the New York City line north to the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla.

The pathway consists of three paved segments:

  • a one-mile loop near Oak Street in Mount Vernon
  • a 4.6-mile section from Palmer Road in Bronxville north to Crane Road in Scarsdale
  • a 5-mile section extending from Green Acres Avenue in Hartsdale to Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla


  • Bike trails
  • Cross country skiing
  • Fishing
  • Hiking trails
  • Ice skating
  • Nature Study/Bird Watching
  • Baseball Field

County park pass is not required for admission

Open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to dusk, year-round.


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