Welcome to Brust Park
Though small in size, our park is big on charm and provides the perfect spot for Riverdale locals to relax, reflect, and connect with neighbors.
Friends of Brust Park is a dedicated community organization committed to fostering a deep connection with nature, promoting ecological education, and celebrating the rich tapestry of our local environment.
Our mission is to create an inclusive, welcoming space for all who cherish Brust Park, honoring the legacy of Corporal Charles F. Brust through environmental stewardship, educational programs, and community events that bring us together.
We believe in the power of community to transform our park into a vibrant, green sanctuary where every visitor can learn, explore, and contribute to the preservation of our natural world.
By honoring the spirit of Corporal Brust, we strive to create a legacy of unity and respect for the environment, ensuring that Brust Park remains a place of beauty and inspiration for generations to come.
Together, we are not just caretakers of a park, but guardians of a legacy, where every hand joined in effort makes us stronger, and every voice raised in support makes us more united.
Welcome to Friends of Brust Park – a community for all, built on the foundations of love for our park and respect for the diverse tapestry of its visitors.
Where We Are
Brust Park is located across the street from Manhattan College’s Main Entrance in Riverdale, Bronx, New York City.
You can take public transportation to Broadway and West 242nd Street in the Bronx and walk about 5 minutes along Manhattan College Parkway to get to us.
You can take the 1 Train or the BX9 Bus.
Visit the MTA Trip Planner and enter “Van Cortlandt Park 242nd Street”.