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Most tourists think the largest park in New York City is Central Park. Surprise! It’s the Bronx’s own Pelham Bay Park. In the northeast corner of the Bronx, Pelham Bay Park was created in 1888 and covers over 2,700 acres. It is also the playground for residents of nearby Co-op City, the biggest private-housing development on the East Coast. The park boasts an equestrian center where you can take lessons or go on guided horseback tours, lagoons where you can canoe, and trails along which you can bike or hike.