From the modest parks within the neighborhood to the expansive Bronx Park just to the southwest, you'll find no shortage of green spaces in which to enjoy the fresh air. As well as preserving one of the most ecologically diverse plots of land within the city, Bronx Park offers extensive facilities and amenities. For sports and exercise,
you can take advantage of the bike tracks and greenways; baseball, football, and soccer fields; bocce, basketball, and tennis courts; kayak and canoe launch sites; and exercise equipment. Younger visitors enjoy the playgrounds, spray showers, and skate park, not to mention the zoo and aquarium, while Bronx Park also welcomes canine family members to its dog-friendly
Within the neighborhood itself, you'll find basketball courts, playgrounds, and spray showers at the Gun Hill Playground and the same facilities at the Magenta Playground and Agnes Haywood Playground, with the addition of handball courts. Just to the west, pay a visit to Van Cortlandt Park, a natural showcase of the city's last remaining native woodlands along with amenities including sports fields, running trails, a stadium and pool, an equestrian center, and a seasonal skating rink.