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Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

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Pelham Bay Park is a public park located in the northeast corner of the New York City borough of the Bronx and extending partially into Westchester County. It is, at 2772acre, the largest public park in New York City. The section of the park within New York City's borders is more than three times the size of Manhattan's Central Park. The park is operated by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.HistoryAnne Hutchinson's short-lived dissident colony, along with a number of other unsuccessful settlements, was located in what is now the park's land. The colony, though English, was part of New Netherland under Dutch authority; it was destroyed in 1643 by a Siwanoy attack in reprisal for the unrelated massacres carried out under Willem Kieft's direction of the Dutch West India Company's New Amsterdam colony. In 1654 an Englishman named Thomas Pell purchased 50,000 acres (200 km²) from the Siwanoy, land which would become known as Pelham Manor after Charles II's 1666 charter.
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  • Interesting fun park. we toured the mansion and the grounds which has a guided tour and was quite enjoyable 
  • Great park for BBQs, exercising, biking, long boarding, hiking, etc. Has free parking and track/soccer field, playgrounds, etc. Bathrooms a little yucky but to be expected at a park. Lots of water fou...  more »
  • Love this park there is so much you can do with your family or friends, you can run,walk or just sit in the Sun and enjoy all there is to see in this Park, you will love it ,take the hold day just to ...  more »