The waterfall at 182nd St at River Park is scenic, but it is also a barrier to wildlife that depend on a free-flowing river. A fish ladder opened in 2015 to provide migratory fish with a way to access spawning habitat upstream. Their return will increase the biodiversity of the Bronx River by attracting more predatory fish and birds.
Enjoy a picnic at the barbeque stands in River Park, let your kids splash in the river-themed playground, and take in the view of the only fish passage currently in place on the Bronx River.
The Alliance offers guided tours of the ladder. Please contact us at (718) 542-4124 to arrange a tour.