A grassroots, all-volunteer nonprofit organization located in The Bronx, New York.

History

The creation of Mosholu Parkway came as a result of the widespread park and parkway movement that distinguished landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903) pioneered during the 1860s. Olmsted conceived a system of parks connected by a new type of road called a parkway, the scenic qualities of which made them extensions of the parks they were connecting.
 
By 1888, the City had acquired properties in the Bronx that would eventually become known as the Van Cortlandt, Pelham Bay, Bronx, Crotona, and Claremont Parks, as well as four parkways, including the Mosholu Parkway. The 600-foot-wide Mosholu Parkway is a landscaped highway connecting Van Cortlandt Park to the northwest to Bronx Park to the southeast. An extension north through Van Cortlandt Park runs past the Mosholu and Van Cortlandt Golf Courses, with interchanges at the Major Deegan Expressway (Interstate 87) and the Henry Hudson Parkway. Parks and the Department of Transportation share joint responsibility for the parkway’s maintenance. Kossuth Playground opened on September 6, 1930. The new playground featured a recreation building, basketball court, volleyball court, shuffleboard court, swings, slides, seesaws, and climbing equipment. The playground is one of several features along the parkway, which also boasts a WWI monument by Jerome Conner at Marion Avenue depicting a group of American doughboys in action. The southern end of the parkway borders the New York Botanical Garden, the internationally renowned public gardens and research institution and the 52nd Police Precinct at Webster Avenue is a New York City landmark.
 
Excerpts of “Mosholu Parkway—Kossuth Playground” taken from the NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation webpage

$3 million raised so far!

March 27, 2018

Through continued community engagement, partnership building and advocacy, our volunteer efforts have helped to raise over $3 million from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz and Council Member Andy Cohen for the reconstruction of the playground and basketball court at the site.

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Second Announcement

February 1, 2018

Second Announcement

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Community Visioning Event

October 10, 2015

On October 10, 2015 Friends of Mosholu Parkland (FOMP) engaged over 100 participants at their first Community Visioning event for Mosholu Parkway held at Kossuth Playground (Norwood, Bronx @ E Mosholu Parkway North between Kossuth and Steuben Ave. With Partnerships for Park’s support, the friends group designed and used People Make Parks visioning tools to gather community input.

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Breaking Ground 2000

February 22, 2000

Breaking Ground 2000

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