4. Crotana Park
Crotona Park is on the south side of the Cross Bronx Expressway at Exit
3. The park is in a Bronx neighborhood that has witnessed significant
urban development in recent years. Numerous exposures of schist and gneiss
of Cambrian Manhattan Formation are present throughout the park, many
of which bear glacial polish, striations, and groves (Figure 21). Crotona
Avenue extends northward from the Park to Fordham Road. Just east of Crotona
Avenue, Fordham Road is the boundary between the New York Botanical Gardens
and the Bronx Zoological Park.
|Figure 21. Glacier polished and grooved outcrop of Manhattan Formation
(schist) in Crotona Park.