Mosholu Parkway

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Mosholu Parkway marker

Mosholu Parkway
Map of the Bronx with Mosholu Parkway highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by NYCDOT
Length: 3.03 mi[1] (4.88 km)
Restrictions: No commercial vehicles
Major junctions
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
Counties: Bronx
Highway system

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.

Route description[edit]

Mosholu Parkway, seen from the Mosholu Parkway station on the IRT Jerome Avenue Line.

The Mosholu Parkway begins at exit 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 afterwards, with Jerome Avenue, Sedgwick Avenue and West Gun Hill Road soon after. Within Van Cortlandt Park, the parkway becomes a limited-access freeway, with exits for the southbound Major Deegan Expressway (Interstate 87) and the Henry Hudson Parkway near its northern terminus at the Westchester County line (where it turns into the Saw Mill River Parkway).[2]

A bikeway, part of the East Coast Greenway, runs along the northeast side of the parkway from Bronx Park to Van Cortlandt Park, connecting through the park to other trails and playing fields and to Broadway.[2]


"Mosholu" is an Algonquin word meaning "smooth stones" or "small stones", and was first applied to the nearby creek now known as Tibbetts 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 American Revolutionary War.[3]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in the New York City borough of the Bronx. All exits are unnumbered.

Location mi[1][4] km Destinations Notes
Bronx Park 0.00 0.00 Bronx Park East / Allerton Avenue Northern terminus of Southern Boulevard
Bronx River Parkway – White Plains, Sound View Park Exit 8 on Bronx River Parkway
0.53 0.85 Southern Boulevard south – Fordham Road, Botanical Garden Northern terminus of concurrency with Southern Boulevard;
formerly Dr. Theodore Kazimiroff Boulevard[5]
Bedford Park
1.38 2.22 Grand Concourse south No northbound access to Grand Concourse
1.50 2.41 Jerome Avenue – Lehman College
1.70 2.74 I-87.svg Sedgwick Avenue to I-87 (Deegan Expressway) Modified traffic circle
1.80 2.90 Gun Hill Road
Southern terminus of limited-access section
Van Cortlandt Park 1.90 3.06 Goulden Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
2.30 3.70 I-87 south (Deegan Expressway) – Robert F. Kennedy Bridge Southbound exit and northbound entrance; exit 12 on I-87
3.20 5.15 Henry Hudson Parkway south to NY 9A south – Manhattan Northbound exit and southbound entrance
3.50 5.63 To Saw Mill River Parkway north – Yonkers Exit 24 on Henry Hudson Parkway
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

Bedford Park, Bronx, the neighborhood on the southern side of Mosholu Parkway.

Norwood, Bronx, the neighborhood on the northern side of Mosholu Parkway.


  1. ^ a b "2007 Traffic Data Report for New York State" (PDF). New York State Department of Transportation. July 25, 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 12, 2012. Retrieved May 29, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b  Template:Yahoo maps is deprecated.›Yahoo!; Navteq (June 6, 2008). "overview map of the Mosholu Pakway" (Map). Yahoo! Maps. Yahoo!. Retrieved June 6, 2008. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Mosholu Parkway". New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. March 9, 2001. Retrieved April 2, 2010. 
  4. ^ Google (January 5, 2016). "Mosholu Parkway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 5, 2016. 
  5. ^ Michael M. Grynbaum (11 April 2011). "After 3 Decades, a Bronx Historian Loses His Road". Retrieved May 31, 2013. 

External links[edit]

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