Photo by N. Bower
May 4, 2022: Have you noticed the new sign at the entrance to Scout Field?
Scout Field is the multi-use green space which runs along the Bronx River located in the cities of Mt. Vernon and Yonkers. In addition to the green space, the Park includes a sports field and a pathway which winds through trees and along the river.
Scout Field is owned by Westchester County but for the past ten years, it was managed by the town of Eastchester. This 10-year agreement ended last year, and the Park is now maintained by the Westchester County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department in conjunction with the Town of Eastchester and Village of Bronxville.
A group called the "Friends of Scout Field" has been a staunch supporter of this open green space. Over the years, when there have been rumblings or rumors about changes to the field, this group has spoken vigorously in support of keeping it an open space, which it remains today. This group is also involved with an annual clean-up of the field.
Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin commented that the open space is a great place for people to "walk dogs, bring a folding chair to read a book and for families and kids to kick a ball."
The Bronxville Green Committee is a volunteer organization under Village government. We work with the Trustees and Village staff on programs that promote clean energy initiatives and sustainable ways of living. Our programs include The Bronxville Giving Garden, a community garden whose produce is donated to local groups; Take Back Day, when we collect items to be recycled; and Pollinator Pathways, which encourages adding native plants to our gardens. We believe everyone can make a difference by adopting simple, sustainable practices in daily life so we can work together to protect what we love -- our families, our homes and our town.