The New York City Inline Skating Guide

Where to Skate: The Bronx



The Mullaly Park skate park is in the Bronx, just a few blocks north of Yankee Stadium.

The North Bronx Bikeway along Pelham Parkway (from the last stop on the #6 to the Pelham Parkway stop on the #2) looks to be skateworthy. The city bikeways map indicates that there is an extension of this path leading northwest along the Mosholu Parkway almost to Van Cortland Park. Also check out the Bronx River trail, which runs parallel to Bronx Park East and the Bronx River Parkway from Pelham Parkway up to East 233rd St. All these trails should be fairly flat.

As of summer 2000, there are marked bike lanes on both sides of Prospect Ave. from 149th St. to Crotona Park (approx 170th St.).

In the early 1990s, a section of the Grand Concourse's center roadway was closed to auto traffic on Sunday afternoons through the summer. This was halted in 1996, reportedly from fallout of a political battle between the mayor and the Bronx borough president. But... a Car-Free Sunday was held on the Grand Concourse in October 2005. No word yet on whether the success of that day will return Car-Free Sundays as a regular event.