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Address: Bronx, NY
Phone Number: +1 718-601-1460
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Van Cortlandt Parkis the third largest New York City Park with 1,146 acres....

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, Bronx, N.Y.

This certainly is a large park in the Bronx, but it ranks second to Pelham Bay Park in total acreage. Nevertheless it affords the visitor the use of tennis courts, softball... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bronx, New York

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Bronx, New York
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This certainly is a large park in the Bronx, but it ranks second to Pelham Bay Park in total acreage. Nevertheless it affords the visitor the use of tennis courts, softball fields, playgrounds for children and many trails for just walking through the park. Bordered by 233rd Street and the Major Deegan Expressway, this attraction is well worth the trip... More 

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Odenton, United States
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is tremendous. It has playgrounds, athletic fields, swimming pools, horse stables and is conveniently at the end of one of the above ground trains. Food trucks run the gammat during the day and this is a great way to sample all the cultural foods that make New York a great city.

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maplewood
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76 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

This is really a lovely setting among the business of the city, located in the Northern edge of the Bronx. It is such a large park, that coyotes have used it as a thorofare to the city, from upstate NY. Not a place to be after dark, it has wonderful walking trails and facilities, which can be used without concern... More 

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italotrip
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a real treasure and certainly something to be proud of as a New Yorker. It's a great testament to the value and pride that New Yorkers have for their open spaces.

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

You can't believe you're in a city park when you visit Van Cortlandt Park! It's the third largest park in NYC, filled with running and walking trails and wide open parade grounds that let's you breath in the fresh air! It's amazingly relaxing strolling around or getting some exercise walking or running on the trail that covers the circumference of... More 

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Virginia
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53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

The park is well known for its running trails and is the site for one of the biggest high school cross country events in the East. It's easily accessible from the Subway --The 1 train on the west side and the 4 train on the east side.

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Thank PlymouthSatellite
New York City, New York
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Veritable wilderness just a few minutes north of Manhattan. We went on a weekday morning with our dog to enjoy the views, woody paths, dog run, gardens, and other lovely aspects of this large park. You can walk for hours and never take the same path twice.

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31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

I was just here and I enjoyed every second of it. The Water and Trees are so Pretty! I can't wait to come here again. I'm so thankful for the World that we live in so many Beautiful Places to enjoy with Family!

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Meriden, Connecticut, United States
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79 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Revisited this beautiful park on a sunny afternoon at the end of summer. Since it was a work and school day, it was very tranquil and we were able to walk and enjoy its beauty and expanse.

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Brooklyn, New York
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468 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Beautiful park just steps away from the hustle and bustle of the Bronx. Take a few steps away from Broadway and you are transformed into a serene and peaceful space. There are fields to play baseball and soccer and paths to explore throughout the massive park. The Old Putnam trail is one of my favorites. This takes you through the... More 

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