These 2,764 waterfront acres in the northeast Bronx hold a long sand beach (Orchard Beach, 1936), bridle and bicycle paths, two golf courses, a rowing lagoon, a firing range, an athletic field (Rice Stadium, 1922), a wildlife refuge, and an historical home of the Pell family, whose manor, Pelham, gives the area its name. The park, second-largest in New York City, is the site of an important battle of the American Revolution, and of the 1643 death of Anne Hutchinson and her followers in an Indian raid. The last expansion of the IRT subway reached Pelham Bay Park after World War I; but from 1910 to 1913 there had been a connection to the New Haven railroad line via monorail.

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