Starlight Park is open! The official ceremonies haven’t happened yet, but construction is complete and fences are down and the Bronx River Greenway’s newest park is open to the public. Enter at 177th, 174th or the north end of Edgewater Road, by the Sheridan Expressway onramp. Ride a bike, swing on a swing, shoot hoops, play some fútbol, take a walk, or just sit and enjoy the view of the Bronx River.
Big thanks to New York State Department of Transportation and New York City Parks Department for creating and maintaining Starlight Park. Also big thanks to Bronx community leaders without whom this park wouldn’t exist.
Note that this is just Phase 1 of Starlight Park. Additional water and bathrooms will be installed shortly, expect by late 2013. There’s also a planned phase 2 that needs your help. Right now Starlight Park is 13 acres with 0.6miles of bike path. Soon, it should be 15 acres, with a mile of bike path, including three new bridges to connect the greenway east to 172nd Street and south to Westchester Avenue. Help get Starlight’s phase 2 built! add your name to the petition here. If you’ve already signed, share with your friends.
Starlight Park’s official ribbon-cutting ceremonies haven’t been scheduled yet – but are expected in the next month or so. We’ll announce it here as soon as it’s confirmed. In the meantime, check out the brand new Starlight Park and let us know what you think!
Updated: Click here for a flier showing how to get to Starlight Park and where to park at Starlight Park.
photo copyright Charles R Berenguer Jr.