Crotona Park, Indian Pond and Boathouse – Bronx NY

City:
Bronx, New York City, NY

Site Type:
Parks and Recreation, Marinas and Aquatic Parks, Lakes and Ponds

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Started:
1934

Completed:
1941

Description

“Indian Pond and boathouse at Crotona Park, June 2014. The boat house was [] built by the WPA as part of the massive reconstruction of Crotona that was completed in 1941. The pond is covered with algae and choked with vegetation; it was restored in 2009 but then there was a problem with pond scum that has not yet been addressed… According to the Parks Department, the boathouse rented boats until the the 1970s. In 1984 it was briefly a nature center for Urban Park Rangers, and as of 2001, it’s a nature center again.”   (https://www.kermitproject.org)

Source notes

https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/crotonapark/history https://www.kermitproject.org/bronx/newdeal/hacp100.html Department of Parks Press Releases, 1934-1941

Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on July 8, 2014.

Location Info


1700 Crotona Ave.
Bronx, NY 10457

Coordinates: 40.838133, -73.89339

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