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Address: Bronx, 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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Great park

Wear your comfy shoes..this park is pretty big. The Bronx doesn't mess around..you gotta go big or go home!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2014
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Brooklyn, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

To see how families lived back then. The mansion is beautiful, the park offers a horse stable, duck pond and pool & cookouts during summer months.

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This City park is a zoo - and not in a good sense. The people, the facilities, the overall atmosphere is ghettoish at best and downright unacceptable at worst. Stay away, do not bring your family.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

If you want to spend a lovely silent and peacefu day this is the place for you. The place is very clean, well mintained and serene

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Brooklyn, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Wear your comfy shoes..this park is pretty big. The Bronx doesn't mess around..you gotta go big or go home!!!

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Brooklyn, New York
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117 reviews 117 reviews
40 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Van Cortland Park is one of New York City's public park gems. It is intensely used by many different ethnic groups for many different sports, and yet there are still remote areas that feel like you are in the country side. Horse trails, cross-country running trails, long linear paths (Putnam and Aqueduct) that go for miles and miles up to... More 

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New York City, New York
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186 reviews 186 reviews
50 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

an all natural park, great for walking, and it includes the historic VanCortland house. easy subway access. fields constantly filled with youngsters playing theirr favorite sports

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Like all parks, there are trees & ponds & flowers & animals. But, in Van Cortlandt Park there are COLORS! You can watch the seasons change in this gorgeous & vast park filled with so many colorful leaves which change in every season. My favorite part is the large section on Broadway. Here are ball fields & after school soccer... More 

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

A great park for family, children and friends to hang out. The track is a great place to walk or run. There are plenty of activities for the kids. In the summer, the pool is open and they also offer swimming lessons. Great place for a BBQ or just to sit, read and relax.

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White Plains
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222 reviews 222 reviews
69 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Huge is not the word for this park. Super huge might be a better statement. There is so much that this park has to offer that one has to map out your own desires while visiting this park. From horse back riding to baseball, to basketball, to football. It goes on and on and on. Enjoy the great shape this... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The 1,146 acres cover ridges and valleys in the northwest section of the Bronx. It's accessible by subway take the 1 train to the very end. It has playing fields of all kinds (you can often catch a game of cricket on the weekend on one of the cricket fields). It has the nation's oldest public golf course that is... More 

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