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Van Cortlandt Park

 Great Trees

List of Great Trees

NameLocationNotesMore Details
Common Horsechestnuts (3)On the east lawn of Van Cortlandt Mansion.The common horsechestnuts on the east lawn of the Van Cortlandt mansion are said to stand like sentries at the gate of history. Built in 1748, the Van Cortlandt Mansion is the oldest building in the Bronx, and it provided a roof for George Washington: twice in defeat and once in triumph.More Details
White AshEast side of the entrance to the cross country trailThe white ash on the east side of the entrance to the cross country trail, not far from Van Cortlandt Mansion, stands tall and strong as it towers over the thousands of runners that pass below it each year.More Details

Directions to Van Cortlandt Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

Barbecuing AreasVan Cortlandt Park

Due to construction at Broadway and West 242nd Street, the entrance near the subway is closed. Please access the park at the stairway adjacent to the public comfort station (Broadway & Manhattan College Parkway). There is an accessible entrance at the end of the block. The barbecuing area at Van Cortlandt Park has temporarily been moved behind the Nature Center. For more information on the progress of this construction project, please visit our Capital Project Tracker page.
Anticipated Completion: Summer 2020

Hiking TrailsPutnam Trail

The Putnam Greenway Trail is currently closed for construction. For north-south access, runners and pedestrians can use the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail (enter at Mosholu Parkway & Van Cortlandt Park South), and bicyclists and pedestrians can use Broadway. For more information on the progress of this construction project, please visit our Capital Project Tracker page.


Anticipated Completion: Summer 2020

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