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Address: NY
Phone Number: +1 718-601-1460
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Activities: Hiking
Description: Van Cortlandt Parkis the third largest New York City Park with 1,146...
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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Picnic in the Park!

My husband lived across the street from Van courland park as a boy! He spent many happy hours in this oasis in the BX. Now you can stroll the many green paths and ride your Bike... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Pleasantville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is a very nice, recently renovated park. They have many baseball, soccer and cricket fields. There is handball courts and a kiddie park within the area. There is an outdoor track stadium which hosts school track meets. There are many cross country trails within the park itself. The number 1 train stops at the entrance to the park. Parking... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My husband lived across the street from Van courland park as a boy! He spent many happy hours in this oasis in the BX. Now you can stroll the many green paths and ride your Bike through the Park.Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy!

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great park! It's huge (bigger than Central Park)... If you want to ride a horse - play golf - take a nature walk... It's all there. If you go on the right days you can watch cricket leagues or soccer leagues play while having a picnic. Basically - anything you could want to do in an urban park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A hidden gem in the Bx easily accessible from the 242nd street subway station good track, hiking various sports along with America's oldest public golf course. Bottom line get out and enjoy with your family-or just you.

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KIrkland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This park is massive in size and well maintained. Put on your walking shoes and start your trek, you'll be amazed that this park is nestled in The Bronx just before you enter Yonkers.

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New York, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This park has lots of trails, a stable, a lake, and a historic house. There is also a former railroad overpass, crossing the Henry Hudson Parkway.

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Bear, Delaware
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

came to van Cortland park for the first time for the footlocker cross country race and tried to see course the night before but unfortunately it was not marked and very dark but day of race it was very enjoyable

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you go here off Broadway, then enjoy the Sunday players. You can go horseback riding, catch a game at the stadium or walk the numerous paths. Deeper into the park is quiet and a sanctuary. Before you leave, grab some carrot cake at Lloyds on Broadway, you will not be disappointed. Bring a picnic lunch or pick up a... More 

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Moraga, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

After many visits to my in-laws in the Bronx, I only realized this past trip that they live about a half-mile from Van Cortland Park, where many cross-country races are held. In eight days, I ran the course four times and enjoyed the hell out of it. If you are a runner, you would be remiss not to run this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Not the Bronx you usually think of, enjoy a hike in the forests just off the subway line. A fantastic get away.

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Additional Information about Van Cortlandt Park

Address: NY
Phone Number: +1 718-601-1460
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Bronx
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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