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Van Cortlandt Park

Van Cortlandt Park South, Bronx, NY 10462
+1 718-601-1460
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A fantastic amenity

I grew up next to Van Cortlandt Park and so count myself lucky to be familiar with most of the... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Katie C
via mobile
Nice park!

Running track, handball courts, paved bicycle and walking trails. Dirt trails also. horse stable... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Paul C
Bronx, New York
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Van Cortlandt Parkis the third largest New York City Park with 1,146 acres. Over half of the Park is forested and it has the largest freshwater lake in the borough. There is a lot of history in the Park: - It contains the Bronx's oldest building, the Van Cortlandt House built in 1748-49. The Park has the oldest municipal golf course in the United States, the Van Cortlandt Golf Course, founded in 1895. -It has a National Historic Landmark trail, the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, which travels the route of the city's original water tunnel. Inside VCP is a cross-country running course with a national reputation. Every year, the rugged course hosts the national cross-country championships as well as the Manhattan College Invitational for high school students throughout the U.S.
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Van Cortlandt Park South, Bronx, NY 10462
+1 718-601-1460

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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I grew up next to Van Cortlandt Park and so count myself lucky to be familiar with most of the park. My favourite aspect of the park is all the woodland trails. You really would forget that you were in The Bronx and not upstate...More

Thank Katie C
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Running track, handball courts, paved bicycle and walking trails. Dirt trails also. horse stable, golf course. Get this, one of the dirt trails is considered what remains of the old Putnam train line. Are you ready for this? If you take this trail North it...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 9 December 2016

​Huge park, very scenic in the fall. It is relatively flat so it is easier to navigate compared to other parks in the city. Easily accessible by subway, with the station right next to one of the park gates. Visit the historic Van Cortlandt House...More

Thank gboi77
Reviewed 30 November 2016

What a beautiful well maintained park. Not really tranquil because you hear road traffic most of the time, but we got a nice walk in, saw fall color, and the trails are well marked

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Love this park for the biking trails. The Putnam bike trail was great. Leading all the way up to Yonkers. There is a beautiful Lake by the side of the trail and plenty of places to take pics or just relax and enjoy the scenery....More

Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed 10 September 2016

A city recreation mecca, Van Cortlandt Park hosts facilities for a long list of sports: baseball, basketball, bocci, cricket, football, soccer, tennis, handball, paddleball, and golf. Additionally there is a nature center, a riding stable, a running track, cross country courses and plenty of playground....More

1  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Its not better than central park, but its nice to walk through . Has alot of hills in the park , & big rocks

Thank Nykia P
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The #1 train brought me to its northern terminal station, Van Cortlandt Park, in the northwestern Bronx. I was greeted by the aromas from numerous barbecues, glanced at the wetlands, walked around the freshwater lake, skirted the first public golf course in America, watched a...More

Thank Matt I
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The park is beautiful and big, but it gets too crowded in the summer months to the point of been almost dangerous.

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Large and beautiful park, excellent playground. The pool is extremely nice and large. Just be aware they want to see the lining in your shorts! ( for what reason I am unsure) and I found the carcass of a dead bird in the men's locker...More

Thank trvlerchamp
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My father won a silver cup in 1937 in a horseshoe championship held at Van Cortlandt park. He was an Irish immigrant. For years I have wanted to visit and document this. Can someone help me? I want to bring my family to visit. Brigid Sheehan
29 October 2016|
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Response from Friendsofvcp | Property representative |
Sorry but I don't know where in the Park this would have taken place. There is no where inside the Park where horseshoes is played today. You could try reaching out to the Bronx Hostorical Society they may have info.
is entry free on a wednesday?
21 September 2016|
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Response from Eli A | Reviewed this property |
yes it is
Morrine F
is admission free on Wednesday
7 September 2016|
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Response from Friendsofvcp | Property representative |
This is a public park- it's always free.