Submitted by Admin on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 18:09

Friends of Pelham Bay Park Annual Spring Fundraiser
Thursday, March 21, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Pelham-Split Rock Golf Clubhouse
890 Shore Road

Help raise funds for year-round, outdoor exercise equipment in the park. This effort is meant to encourage wellness through physical fitness, with equipment that is both fun and challenging. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and soda. Exciting raffle and silent auction items to be offered throughout the evening. $40.

Pelham Bay Park is the largest park in New York City, with a 13-mile coastline, salt marshes, shady forests and sunny meadows, a 19th century historic house, the Hunter Island Marine Zoology and Geology Sanctuary, bridle trails, golf courses, bike paths and the only public beach in the Bronx – Orchard Beach.

Since 1992, Friends of Pelham Bay Park has worked with Parks & Recreation to ensure that Pelham Bay Park is used for recreation, education and conservation by present and future generations. We are a diverse group – neighbors, ballplayers, hikers, cyclists, dog owners, horseback riders and history lovers – who care about the park and contribute a range of skills. We recruit, train and supervise volunteers to plant trees, remove invasive plants and maintain the park’s hiking and riding trails. We sponsor or participate in community events such as EarthFest, Pooch Picnic and the Bronx Native American Festival. We raise funds for educational programs, such as the Sensory Garden for special needs children.