A residential area is situated on the east side of the parkway drive at the south end of Woodland Place Viaduct (also known as Woodland Viaduct). Unlike most areas of the parkway, where thick bordering vegetation hides bordering development and entrances are strictly controlled and restricted, houses are easily visible from the parkway drive and private driveways have direct access to the main roadway. This section is owned by the city of White Plains and was a local street prior to parkway use. Immediately south of this residential area, Walworth Road accesses the parkway drive’s northbound lanes from the east. There are no acceleration or deceleration lanes at Walworth Road.
South of Woodland Place Viaduct, the drive is relatively straight as it descends down the Bronx River Valley. Much of the parkway from this point south was modified in the 1950s and 1960s, reducing the original curvature, widening lanes, adding median dividers, and rechanneling the river in some locations to facilitate these traffic-related alterations. The road crosses over the Bronx River near Mile Marker 9.4 via a concrete arch bridge faced in stone. At Mile Marker 8.9, the road is carried over the river on another bridge. The southbound lanes are on a concrete arch bridge from the original parkway construction, while the northbound lanes are on an adjacent steel girder bridge that was built to widen the road. The County Tennis Club is adjacent to these bridges on the east side of the road. South of the tennis club, the parkway drive becomes more curvilinear as it approaches and passes beneath the Greenacres and Fenimore Road Bridges, respectively located at Mile Marker 8.8 and 8.65. Both bridges date from renovation efforts in the 1960s and are built of steel girders with stone-faced reinforced concrete abutments. There is an access ramp from the southbound lanes to Greenacres Road. At the Fenimore Road Bridge, there is an entrance to the southbound lanes and an exit from the northbound lanes. The Fenimore Road and Greenacres Road bridges have access roads to the Hartsdale Railroad Station that feature stone retaining walls that date to the late 1920s.
South of Fenimore Road, the parkway continues to descend on an easy grade as it passes Butler Road, which is located east of the parkway drive and has direct access via acceleration/deceleration lanes to the northbound parkway lanes. About .3 miles south of Butler Road, the parkway drive separates into north and southbound lanes for a short distance. The median is wooded, and the northbound lanes are at a higher grade than the southbound lanes. After the lanes merge into one roadway, Ogden Road accesses the northbound lanes from the east via short on/off ramps. There is a Westchester County maintenance area on the west side of the parkway drive.
At Mile Marker 7.4 the parkway drive intersects with Crane Road. Southbound motorists can turn left onto Crane Road from a left-turn lane that is controlled by a traffic signal. Motorists have access to the northbound parkway lanes from Crane Road via an acceleration lane that is also controlled by traffic signals. Crane Road parallels the park drive for a very short distance on the east and is separated from the park road by w-beam guide rails. Northbound parkway motorists can exit the parkway onto Crane Road via an extremely sharp right turn at the north end of the Crane Road Viaduct. At the Crane Road intersection, a large yellow sign and flashing amber lights warns southbound motorists to reduce speed for the Crane Road Viaduct.
South of the Crane Road junction, motorists pass over the Crane Road Viaduct, a curvilinear reinforced concrete structure constructed on a 6 percent grade that passes over the Bronx River and skirts the west side of Scarsdale Lake. Originally known as the "Scarsdale Bridge," the Crane Road Viaduct consists of a reinforced concrete deck raised on unusual stone-faced concrete "mushroom" piers. The attention paid to the decorative appeal of these piers reflects their prominent location at the edge of what was considered one of the most attractive water features of the parkway. Scarsdale Lake, which pre-dates the parkway, was created by the construction of a picturesque rock dam and serves as an appealing park amenity easily accessible from the adjoining neighborhoods and railroad station. It has silted in significantly since regular maintenance dredging was last completed in the late 1960s, reducing the picturesque water surface the parkway designers crafted as part of their efforts to rehabilitate the river, improve the local scenery, and provide diversified recreational opportunities. A tablet commemorating the parkway commission’s efforts is mounted on a boulder located near the path leading to the pond.
At the north end of the concrete viaduct, a steel girder grade-separation with a concrete parapet carries the parkway drive over the adjacent railroad tracks. This parapet has been damaged by vehicle impact in several places. A short section of dilapidated wood railings along the sidewalk on the northwest side of the bridge appear to be relics of the original construction. The road lanes on the railroad bridge and viaduct are divided by reinforced-concrete barriers, some of which are topped by a steel mesh screen intended to block oncoming headlight glare. The original viaduct parapet walls have been replaced by various types of w-beam guide rail. Heavy vegetation obscures much of the motorist’s view of the lake and river from the bridge.