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Van Cortlandt Park

Van Cortlandt Park South, Bronx, NY 10462
+1 718-601-1460
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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
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"cross country"
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"running track"
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"handball courts"
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"walking trails"
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"cricket game"
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"public pool"
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"new york"
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"picnic"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I come here often to run the trails, most of the good ones are hidden in the back, in the woods where you can be alone for many minutes and get quite a nice workout on the hills. There is a horse stable nearby and...More

Thank DarrenTheDude
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

came here with a group and had a blast. clean, great nature, and good atmosphere. if you need to relax or just have fun during the summer, this is your place.

Thank Efrain Z
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I’ve been coming to Van Cortlandt Park very long time! I remember when they had rowboats music club house golfers. They started canoe trips on the lake. You always have fathers or uncles with their kids fishing at the lake. There’s a wide variety of...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Love the trails here for a run. The cross country course is challenging and beautiful. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Brian D
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

I visited the park on Father's Day. There were families all around the lawns with big umbrellas and big smiles barbequing to celebrate their dads. There was a competitive cricket game going on in a huge field, and squirrels along the path to greet everyone....More

Thank 316jarnold
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

I've been going to Van Cortlandt Park since I was a teen! This green space has something for everybody. Walking trails are many. The playgrounds are nicely designed for the young ones. Areas are available for barbecuing. I learned how to swim in V.C.P. Pool!...More

Thank I6846ZHshirleym
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

One of those things - have heard about this /driven by this park many times through the years but never stopped. Didn't realize the expanse this park has to offer. After walking on a trail you forget you are in the Bronx. Spent a couple...More

Thank h0ylandm
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

I love van cortland Park, it’s very easy to get there by the 1# get off at the last stop, you can also walk from there to the Woodlawn Cemetery.You will sure love the park away from the busy touristic area and have a bit...More

Thank Nasir A
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

So close to the city. Take the #1 train straight there and then you are a walk away from the park. Walk or bike the trails. this is a wonderful day trip

Thank Ron F
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Friendsofvcp, Executive Director, Friends of Van Cortlandt Park at Van Cortlandt Park, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you but we can't take credit as the largest park. We are third in NYC. Pelham Bay is the largest NYC Park.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This park really has it all. It has soccer fields, baseball fields, a pool, barbecuing areas, picnic tables, a large track for running/walking/biking, a golf course, hand ball courts, tennis courts, horses, and of course lots and lots of trails! They have trails on, and...More

Thank BrainstormVT
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Traleepat
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.
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traverouge
20 September 2016|
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Response from Eli A | Reviewed this property |
yes it is
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Morrine F
7 September 2016|
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Response from Friendsofvcp | Property representative |
This is a public park- it's always free.
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