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Old 02-11-2014, 01:19 PM
 
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Hi all,

We considering purchasing a home in Pelham and wondered how frequently used Pelham Bay Park is by the locals. Do they have good programs for kids? How are the swim programs? Do people picnic there?

We're hailing from Brooklyn and were frequently in Prospect Park.
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:08 PM
 
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Hi all,

We considering purchasing a home in Pelham and wondered how frequently used Pelham Bay Park is by the locals. Do they have good programs for kids? How are the swim programs? Do people picnic there?

We're hailing from Brooklyn and were frequently in Prospect Park.
Yes, people picnic there, huge urban groups with blasting radios. You'd be hard pressed to find a single soul from Westchester at PBP except maybe at the golf course or a wedding at the Bartow-Pell Mansion. Go there in summer and you'll see why.
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Old 02-16-2014, 01:38 PM
 
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Pelham Bay Park is very beautiful. We went there one time last summer with our baby to orchard beach and he had fun playing in the water. I want to go back next summer and explore the trails. One thing I will say is that we were the only "snow flakes" to be seen in the whole area. Lots of loud music and dancing. That doesn't bother me but might be upsetting for some.
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:55 AM
 
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Yes, people picnic there, huge urban groups with blasting radios. You'd be hard pressed to find a single soul from Westchester at PBP except maybe at the golf course or a wedding at the Bartow-Pell Mansion. Go there in summer and you'll see why.
This is a nonsense response. When I lived in Bronxville we went to Pelham Bay Park quite often.

It's a nice park, with lots of woodsy walking trails, and I never encountered "huge urban groups with blasting radios", which sounds like something out of a 70's urban apocalypse movie like the Warriors or something.

And the stereotypically bad parts of the Bronx aren't even near Pelham Bay Park. The surrounding area is fine.
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:28 PM
 
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This is a nonsense response. When I lived in Bronxville we went to Pelham Bay Park quite often.

It's a nice park, with lots of woodsy walking trails, and I never encountered "huge urban groups with blasting radios", which sounds like something out of a 70's urban apocalypse movie like the Warriors or something.

And the stereotypically bad parts of the Bronx aren't even near Pelham Bay Park. The surrounding area is fine.
Unfortunately it is your response that is nonsense, my friend.
If you never encountered said groups it just means you stayed in the woods or the golf course or haven't been there for years. When I was a kid we rode out bikes all over and never encountered such groups either. That was in the early 60's.

Nor am I suggesting that said groups are in any way sinister or menacing, just that are urban. You won't find them at any Westchester country club. I suggest taking a trip to Orchard beach this summer on a nice weekend day and reporting back on your experience.
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:05 PM
 
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You are better of in beautiful Prospect Park. Why would you want to move?
Pelham Bay Park is very trashy in the summer. Litter, Garbage, obnoxious people & music, police. It's not what it was 30 years ago.
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Old 05-10-2014, 04:59 PM
 
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If you are purchasing a house in Pelham, my gut reaction is that you would not go to pelham bay park very often after you visit it the first time in the summer. Not that it's a bad place or anything, but it does attract a huge amount of low income people from the south bronx for bbq'ing in the park and beaching going at orchard. And yes it's common knowledge that there is always blasting stereos, a little too much garbage not properly thrown away, and a ghetto element and atmosphere, mostly on weekends in summer. It's very different in the fall winter early spring because the place is almost empty then.

I would recommend glen island park in new Rochelle. Right next to PBP. Much more low key. Nicer atmosphere.
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