Guides Now Available for Eight Bronx Parks and Open Spaces


Bronx Community Health Network (BCHN) is proud to announce the development and release of guides for eight Bronx parks and open spaces have been developed.

Initially, seven guides were prepared by New Yorkers for Parks that included information on the following: Poe Park, St. James Park, Devoe Park, Aqueduct Walk, Soundview Park, Seton Falls Park and Shoelace Park.  A guide for Williamsbridge Oval has now been released as well.

Over the past two years, the BCHN-led Bronx REACH Champs Parks and Open Spaces Coalition sponsored community-based public events at these locations to raise awareness, increase park access, and enhance current parks programming for community residents.

Each colorful 11" x 17" guide features the following:
- Brief history of the park
- Directions and transportation information
- Visitor's map
- List of park-specific facilities and available activities
- Checklist of park activities requiring a permit from the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
- Instructions on how to obtain park permits
- Current programming specific to each park
- Contact information for NYC council representatives whose community district includes each park

Download the park guides in English and Spanish at the links below:

Devoe Park
English / Spanish

St. James Park
English / Spanish

Poe Park
English / Spanish

Aqueduct Walk
English / Spanish

Seton Falls Park
English / Spanish

Shoelace Park
English / Spanish

Soundview Park
English / Spanish

Williamsbridge Oval
English / Spanish

ABOUT BRONX COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK
Bronx Community Health Network (BCHN) is an innovative, caring organization that is changing lives every day.  BCHN assures access to quality, affordable medical, diagnostic and social support services for over 118,000 children and adults at 21 network health centers. BCHN collaborates with more than 60 multi-sector organizations to plan and implement clinical and community programs to manage chronic disease, overcome social, economic and education challenges, and embrace healthy living. The organization advocates for policies and resources to reduce health disparities related to preventable chronic diseases, disability and deaths. To find out more, visit bchnhealth.org.

ABOUT NEW YORKERS FOR PARKS
New Yorkers for Parks conducts research and develops tangible policy recommendations around our findings related to park development, management and sustainability. Using this research as a foundation for our advocacy campaigns, NY4P drives both immediate actions and long-term policies that protect and enhance the city’s vast network of parks, ensure adequate and equitable distribution of open space resources to all neighborhoods, and inform and empower communities throughout New York City to advocate for their open space needs. To support our efforts, NY4P builds and maintains strategic partnerships with government officials and agencies, local parks groups and conservancies, academic institutions, and other key stakeholders in the public and private sectors. Find out more at ny4p.org.

BCHN Partnering with Allerton Library for Health Education Series

BCHN will leading health education workshops at the New York Public Library's Allerton branch during the next three Fridays from 2-3 pm.

WORKSHOP TOPICS
October 26: Women's Health
November 2: Stress Management
November 9: Healthy Holiday Eating

The Allerton Library is located at 2740 Barnes Ave, Bronx, NY 10467.

BCHN Hosting "Mama Talk" Support Group on Mondays in October/November


BCHN's Healthy Start program will be hosting a "Mama Talk" support group on Mondays in October and early November (October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, November 5) from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Family Health Center (1 Fordham Plaza, 5th Floor Group Space).

For more information, contact Patricia Kimber at (929) 220-8180 or pkimber@bchnhealth.org.

BCHN Hosting Childbirth Education Classes in October


BCHN's Healthy Start program will be hosting childbirth education classes on October 5, 12 and 12 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Family Health Center (1 Fordham Plaza, 5th Floor Group Space). The classes will provide education on nutrition, the labor and birth process, breastfeeding, coping mechanisms and more.

For more information, contact Patricia Kimber at (929) 220-8180 or pkimber@bchnhealth.org.