Back caption: Boat House, Bronx Park, New York City. Bronx Park covers an area of 662 acres on both sides of the Bronx River above West Farms. 250 acres have been given over to a botanical garden and 261 acres to a zoological park. It is one of the finest parks in America being full of beautiful natural scenery and also a number of small lakes. The Boat houses are very popular during the summer season and thousands of park visitors make use of the rowboats that are kept here.