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Van Cortlandt Park

Van Cortlandt Park South, Bronx, NY 10462
+1 718-601-1460
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Never realized how large this park is

One of those things - have heard about this /driven by this park many times through the years but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
h0ylandm
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Stamford, Connecticut
Van Cortland Park

I love van cortland Park, it’s very easy to get there by the 1# get off at the last stop, you can... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
Nasir A
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New York City, 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 15 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

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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

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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 13 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

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I absolutely love this park. I've been to this park many times over 10 years. The park has many parts to it. It has a public pool, a lake, picnic BBQ area and many walking trails. I recently went to the gorgeous soccer grass field...More

Thank Unis M
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Van Cortlandt Park is a great park to go to, you can go on hiking walks and then go swinning have a BBQ there too. its big and beautiful

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Reviewed 15 July 2017

Nice park - NYC needs to take better care of it if you ask me. Green. Great for walking and for some fresh air.

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Reviewed 1 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

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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
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Reviewed 8 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

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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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