Nilka Martell, one of our amazing Greenway Team Co-Chairs and Board Members, led a virtual tour through Starlight Park yesterday on our Instagram touching upon the parks history, its current state, and its ongoing improvement projects. In case you missed it, check it out here.
Starlight Park is an essential part of the Bronx River Greenway system and offers a host of amenities to the surrounding community. The park has a multi purpose athletic field, playground, boat launch, and is home to the Bronx River House, the headquarters of the Bronx River Alliance. The park was built on the site of the former Starlight Park Amusement Park, which is also how it got its name. To find out more about the park, click here: https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/starlight-park
Above: Historic Starlight Park Amusement Park
Starlight Park is undergoing a major expansion–Starlight Park Phase 2. Phase 2 is a three stage improvement project to bridge a critical gap in the greenway and expand and improve Starlight Park and access to it is well underway. Phase 2 will provide a seamless connection from Starlight Park to Concrete Plant Park and will include additional entrances and 3 new pedestrian bridges to increase park access, improved and expanded trailways, a dog park, improved signage, wetlands and a restored shoreline. The project has already made great progress, check out the pictures below of Stage 1! Full completion of Phase 2 is expected in Spring of 2022. To find out more about Starlight Park Phase 2, click here:
Above: Starlight Park Phase 2 Stage 1 (Before)