Shoelace Park

Olinville, Bronx

Credit: Bronx River Alliance

This tour has been cancelled due to weather conditions. Led by local historian and author Stephen DeVillo, this tour of Shoelace Park is an easy walk along a bypassed half-mile stretch of the original Bronx River Parkway. Learn about how the Bronx River Parkway came about 100 years ago and why it is quite different today. Visitors will hear about a vanished French-speaking community along the river, see where Paul Revere rode and Mark Twain dined, thrill to a Revolutionary War battle site, see where reproductions of medieval tapestries were once made on the Bronx, and much more.

This tour has been cancelled due to weather conditions.

Led by local historian and author Stephen DeVillo, this tour of Shoelace Park is an easy walk along a bypassed half-mile stretch of the original Bronx River Parkway. Learn about how the Bronx River Parkway came about 100 years ago and why it is quite different today. Visitors will hear about a vanished French-speaking community along the river, see where Paul Revere rode and Mark Twain dined, thrill to a Revolutionary War battle site, see where reproductions of medieval tapestries were once made on the Bronx, and much more.

This walking tour will be at a comfortable, conversational, slow walking pace. The physical accessibility is variable based on the conditions of the park's walking path based on recent weather. Comfortable, hard-soled shoes are recommended.

Shoelace Park, near E 219th Street and Bronx Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10467