Mill Pond Park is the first waterfront park along The Bronx Harlem River waterfront in decades and once complete will be a much welcomed addition to our neighborhood in the South Bronx. Finally we get a little slice of what Manhattanites take for granted (i.e. The Hudson River Park). It is also a minor, minor fulfillment of the Yankees' promise to replace the parkland which it gobbled up for the construction of the new stadium. I say minor because for whatever reason this is moving along at a very glacial pace...come on Yanks...speed it up!
So what will the new park feature for us? For starters, it will be a 10 acre park with 16 tennis courts, 12 of which will be open year-round as they have been designed to have a bubble enclosure. A concessionaire will be chosen to install the bubble as well as operate the indoor tennis courts during the winter months. They will also be given the option to operate a year round cafe as well as construct an outdoor ice skating rink for winter use.
Below are some more pics of the park. I heard it was supposed to open sometime this year but we'll see.
The Historic Power House is currently being restored and will include a green roof, lockers, restrooms and a cafe.