NYRR Open Run Pelham Bay Park
Every Thursday at 7pm

Meet us at the Sweetgum Playground

NYRR Open Run is a weekly run/walk open to everyone: kids and adults, strollers and dogs, walkers and runners.  It is year-round and will be held even during the winter! We hope you can join us Thursdays at 7pm near the Sweetgum Playground for a run/walk in beautiful Pelham Bay Park!

For more info, visit You can also join our Facebook group, NYRR Open Run Pelham Bay Park.

Questions? Email


Fall Stewardship Day: Pelham Bay Forest Restoration
Saturday, October 26, 9am
Meet at Rodman’s Neck Parking Lot

Volunteer with the Stewardship Team at our Fall Stewardship Day at Pelham Bay Park! Volunteers will learn how to install deer guards to protect young trees in Pelham Bay Park.

Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Please bring your own water bottle for this event. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

Register online.


Friends of Pelham Bay Park Volunteer Day
Saturday,  November 2, 9:45 am
Orchard Beach

Bring water, lunch, and a willingness to work. If you’re interested, please email for more information, or RSVP via our Facebook event.

Minors are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration.


Bartow to Bartow Challenge
Sunday,  November 3, 11 am
Hutchinson River Greenway

Get fit and learn about the history of your own backyard at the same time! Join Bartow-Pell educator, Co-op City resident and fitness enthusiast Amelia Zaino and Friends of Pelham Bay Park officer Barbara Burn Dolensek for a fun, casual walk along the restored Hutchinson River Greenway to the museum. Refreshments and house tours await you! Then enjoy a return walk back to Co-op City. Total distance is approximately 5K. Rain or shine. Meet at the entrance to the Hutchinson River Greenway on Bartow Avenue and the Hutchinson River Parkway overpass, near 2100 Bartow Avenue in Bay Plaza. Registration requested. Cost Free


The Great Outdoors Photo Contest
beginning January 5, 2020

Back by popular demand! We are proud to announce our third photo contest. For categories and schedule, please click here.


For more events in the Park, visit our partners’ websites!

NYC Parks:

Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum:

Turtle Cove Golf Center:

Pelham Bay & Split Rock Golf Courses:


updated 2019-10-21