Map of the Bronx with Mosholu Parkway highlighted in red
|Length:||3.03 mi (4.88 km)|
|South end:||Bronx Park East in Bronx Park|
| Bronx River Parkway in Bronx Park
I-87 in Van Cortlandt Park
|North end:||Henry Hudson Parkway in Van Cortlandt Park|
The Mosholu Parkway is a hybrid freeway-standard parkway and grade-level roadway in the New York City borough of the Bronx, constructed from 1935 to 1937 as part of the roadway network created under Robert Moses. The roadway extends for 3.0 miles (4.8 km) between the New York Botanical Garden (where its southeast end meets the Bronx River Parkway) and Van Cortlandt Park (where its northwest end meets the Henry Hudson Parkway). The New York City Department of Transportation is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the roadway while the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation is responsible for the surrounding rights-of-way. The parkway is designated as New York State Route 908F (NY 908F), an unsigned reference route, by the New York State Department of Transportation.
The Mosholu Parkway begins at Interchange 8E of the Bronx River Parkway. It heads northward as an arterial boulevard through the northern parts of the Bronx. The highway crosses through Bedford Park, passing Bainbridge Avenue. It intersects with the Grand Concourse farther ahead, with Jerome Avenue, Sedgwick Avenue and West Gun Hill Road soon after. In Van Cortlandt Park, the Mosholu Parkway becomes a limited-access freeway, with exits at the Major Deegan Expressway (Interstate 87 or I-87) (South only) and its terminus at the Henry Hudson Parkway just south of the Westchester County line where it turns into the Saw Mill River Parkway.
"Mosholu" is an Algonquin Indian word meaning "smooth stones" or "small stones", and was first applied to the nearby creek now known as Tibbett's Brook. The southern end of the parkway was once home to another creek, running under what is now Middlebrook Road, which supplied water to a British fort located on old Van Cortlandt Avenue East during the Revolutionary War.
In the movie The Godfather Part II, the young Vito Corleone arrives in America aboard a sailing ship named the Moshulu.
The entire route is in Bronx County.
|Bronx Park||0.00||0.00||Bronx Park East|
|0.20||0.32||Bronx River Parkway||Exit 8 (Bronx River Parkway)|
|0.53||0.85||Southern (Dr. Theodore Kazimiroff) Boulevard|
|Bedford Park||1.38||2.22||Grand Concourse|
|Van Cortlandt Park||2.13||3.43||I-87 (Major Deegan Expressway)||Exit 12 (Major Deegan Expressway)|
|3.03||4.88||Henry Hudson Parkway||Exit 24 (Henry Hudson Parkway)|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- "2007 Traffic Data Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. July 25, 2008. Retrieved May 29, 2009.
- Yahoo! Inc. "overview map of the Mosholu Pakway". Yahoo! Maps (Map). Cartography by Navteq. http://maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=h&lat=40.889533&lon=-73.882765&zoom=17&q1=40.86686%2C-73.873882&q2=40.902582%2C-73.888108. Retrieved June 6, 2008.
- "Mosholu Parkway". New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. March 9, 2001. Retrieved April 2, 2010.