Roberto Clemente State Park and Bronx Car Rentals
Roberto Clemente State Park is a state park in Bronx County, New York in the USA. The park is in the northern part of New York City, adjacent to the Harlem River, the Major Deegan Expressway and the Morris Heights station on Metro-North's Hudson Line. The beautiful Roberto Clemente State Park is a 25 acre waterfront park located along the Harlem River in the Bronx. The facilities include a multi-purpose recreation building, an Olympic-size outdoor pool complex, ball fields, basketball courts, picnic areas, playgrounds, and a waterfront promenade.
A little history
The Roberto Clemente State Park was named after baseball player Roberto Clemente. In 1972, Roberto Clemente was tragically killed in an air crash while trying to assist relief efforts after the 1972 Nicaragua earthquake. Roberto Clemente was a native of Puerto Rico and was an icon in the Latin community. He played right field for the Pittsburgh Pirates for 18 years prior to his death and was the first Latin player to reach the Baseball Hall of Fame. When you visit the Roberto Clemente State Park with your Bronx car rentals you will notice that this urban park offers a recreation building, picnic tables, a playground, recreation programs, and biking all available for Bronx car rentals travelers.
The baseball field at Roberto Clemente State Park is one of the most well used parts of the park. In addition to youth leagues, schools and college teams, there is a nonprofit men's baseball league, the New York City Metro Baseball League, that also uses the field for its games. During the summer, the park is also home to numerous concerts and special events. There is truly something for everyone at Roberto Clemente State Park.
Harlem River Ecology Center
The Harlem River Ecology Center is conceived and established by The Urban Divers Estuary Conservancy (UDEC). UDEC has served various communities in NY Harbor in environmental education, community stewardship, conservation support and scientific diving, youth environmental leadership development and maritime cultural enrichment. The Harlem River Ecology Center is an urban nature center and micro-maritime museum. You can find the Harlem River Ecology Center with your Bronx car rentals located at the southern end of Roberto Clemente State Park, NYC Bridge Park and River Park Towers.
A family event
The Harlem River Ecology Center is a unique urban nature center that offers weekly family programs and school and afterschool fieldtrip programs on the weekdays with advance appointment. Every Saturday & Sunday in the spring and summer parents and children can enjoy exhibit tours of a wonderful estuarium, aviary, and reptarium to discover and learn about the living nature of our urban estuary and urban watershed. Another highlight is the center's micro-maritime museum. The modest museum offers a selection of model ships, underwater artifacts found beneath the urban estuary, prints and photography that celebrate a host a diverse heroes. A seasonal guided ecocruises series offers participants a safe and convenient way to explore the Harlem River beginning in June. Ecocruises are held aboard the organizations strong and sturdy 32ft Indian shipping canoe that accommodates 21 paddlers at a time. You can visit the Harlem River Ecology Center with your Bronx car rentals during the center's public hours in the Spring/Summer which include Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm -6 pm. For more information when you visit the Harlem River Ecology Center with your Bronx car rentals check out their official website at www.urbandivers.org
Before you go...
For more information when you travel with your Bronx car rentals to the Roberto Clemente State Park check out the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservations official website at nysparks.state.ny.us or call (718) 299 - 8750.
Check out the Brooklyn car rental All Car Rent a Car location at 1941 Utica Ave Brooklyn, NY 11234