Roberto Clemente State Park is a 25-acre waterfront park located along the Harlem River in the Bronx. The park offers a variety of recreational and cultural activities year-round for youth, adults, senior citizens and the physically challenged. The facilities include a multi-purpose recreation building, an Olympic-size pool complex, ball fields, basketball courts, picinic areas, playgrounds and a waterfront promenade.
The park opened in 1973 as the Harlem River Park and was renamed after Clemente, the first Latino-American inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The annual Roberto Clemente Week celebrates the famed baseball player's life with a series of special events at the park.
During the summer, the park is home to numerous concerts and special events. There is truly something for everyone at Roberto Clemente State Park.
For more information on Roberto Clemente check out the virtual exhibit by the Smithsonian Institute. 'Beyond Baseball, The Life of Roberto Clemente'.
Prohibited in all parks and facilities.
Barbecuing only permitted on park grills in the designated area. No barbecuing on personal grills. For information on how to make a reservation, please see our picnic reservation information and apply using the park use permit.
Most New York State Parks charge a vehicle use fee to enter the facility. Fees vary by location and season. A list of entry fees and other park use fees is available below. For fees not listed or to verify information, please contact the park directly.
The Empire Pass -- whether a card for $80 or a vehicle-affixed decal for $65 -- is your key to all-season enjoyment with unlimited day-use entry at most facilities operated by State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. Apply online or contact your favorite park for more information. Learn more about our Admission Programs including the Empire Pass.
Adults $2, Children $1
For pool rules and regulations, please see this document.
Highlights of Roberto Clemente State Park:
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Look and listen for these birds at our Park:
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For more information, please read our Trail Tips!
When you enter or leave the Hudson River:
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Q: Why can’t I feed the geese?
A: Feeding geese can lead to many problems. While they may be enjoyable to watch, feeding them will result in too many geese in the park. Their droppings on the sites can be a serious health hazard. Also, the lack of nutrition from the food that people give them may result in a condition known as angel wings, in which the feathers curl and the bird is unable to fly.
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Project/Event Description: Aquatics Area- Weeding, Pruning and General clean up of Aquatics Area
Meeting Location: Balcony Overlooking Pool- Front Entrance. All ages welcome
Project/Event Description:Playground - Weeding and Cleaning
Meeting Location: Balcony Overlooking Pool. Appropriate for 13 and up
Project/Event Description Green Roof- Weeding, Planting and Pruning
Meeting Location: Balcony Overlooking Pool- Front Entrance. Appropriate for 13 and up