Friday, August 15, 2008

Williamsbridge Oval: More Than Just a Playground

Although the accompanying photos look like they were snapped at the NY Botanical Garden, they were actually taken during a stroll though the Williamsbridge Oval. This well-manicured park (whose name can be misleading... it's actually located in the Norwood section of the Bronx) hosts many programs and offers an array of amenities... all open to the public for a nominal annual fee (and free for kids). Some of the major highlights you'll find at the Oval include: tennis courts, four different playgrounds, shuffle board courts, basketball courts, a newly renovated synthetic turf playing field with surrounding track, as well as a top notch recreation center with a fitness room, senior citizen room, and computer resource center. The recreation center hosts an array of interesting programs, including an after-school program, karate, self-defense, and arts and crafts. For more details regarding programming at the Oval, visit the Parks Department website.
GETTING THERE: D train to 205th Street, the last stop, or #4 train to Mosholu Parkway. Walk four blocks East.

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