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Address: , Bronx, NY
Phone Number: +1 718-601-1460
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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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Beautiful Bronx Park

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

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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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

its a park very nice you can find a lot guys playing baseball and football and some running to be shade. its nice park you can be relax there. lm going frecuenly

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Take the #1 train til it stops and then walk into a beautiful park. Large vistas, trails into forests and around lakes. Without the Central Park crowds. Of course a long way away but worth it.

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Riverdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Love this park! You will feel as if you are not in the Bronx. Really great quiet walking/ running trails and its so open .

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This park is great for jogs and hikes. You can quietly sit and enjoy tanning. On Weekends there are many families playing sports though so if you'd like quiet time it might not be the best. However, there area other areas of the park that is not the main lawn where you can enjoy peace and quiet. The Van Cortlandt... More 

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Pleasantville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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

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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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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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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