The Police Athletic League (PAL) launches its 2013 Summer Playstreets Program in the Bronx on Monday, July 8th. New York City youngsters play traditional sidewalk games, develop their creativity through the arts, and learn from a wide range of educational, recreational and cultural arts specialists.

PAL’s Summer Playstreets Program closes off streets and utilizes other public areas, such as playgrounds and parks, throughout New York City to provide children with safe, supervised places to enjoy outdoor summer activities. Playstreets are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through August 23rd, and are free to all New York City children. Playstreets offer sports, arts and crafts, games, music and dance. Featured activities include Double Dutch jump rope, Hopscotch, Nok Hockey and basketball. PAL is operating close to 50 Playstreets throughout the five boroughs this summer, in addition to offering Cops & Kids teams and day camps.

New York City’s Police Athletic League is the first and finest civilian-run PAL in the country. Founded in 1914, PAL has served the city’s young people for 99 years.  PAL provides recreational, educational, cultural and social activities to 40,000 boys and girls annually.  It is also the city’s largest, independent, nonprofit youth organization.  Following is a list of Playstreets in the Bronx.  For more information, please visit www.palnyc.org.


July 8 – August 23

Mon to Fri, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Playstreet Location Zip Code


  • Castle Hill Playground                        Castle Hill Avenue                                                       10458

Between Parker & St. Raymond’s Avenues


  • Mott Playground                                 Morris to College Avenue                                           10456

Between East 166th & 167th Streets


  • Mullaly Park                                        Jerome to River Avenue                                             10452

Between East 164 St and McClelland Street

At Cromwell Avenue


  • Parque De Los Niños                           Morrison Avenue & Watson Avenue                          10472


  • Space Time Playground                      Between Lafayette & Bolton Avenues                        10474


  • Kossuth Playground                             East Mosholu Pkwy North and Kossuth Avenue          10467


  • Claremont Park                                   Clay Avenue & Claremont Parkway                           10456


  • Van Nest Street                                   Between White Plains Road & Victor Street              10460


  • McGraw Avenue                                 Between Virginia & Metropolitan Avenues               10462


  • 196th Street                                         Between Briggs & Bainbridge Avenues                      10458


  • 152nd Street                                         152nd Street & Cortlandt Avenue (Dead End)             10451


  • 170th Street                                         Between Park & Washington Avenues                       10456


  • Theresa Haven                                    1975 Creston Avenue                                                  10453


  • Charlie’s Place                                    819 East 178th Street                                                   10460


  • University Family Shelter                    1041 University Avenue, Corner of 167th St              10452



*Please Note: There will be no Playstreets Program on Friday, July 26th.


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