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Van Cortlandt Park

 Nature Centers

NameLocationPhone
Van Cortlandt Nature Center246th Street and Broadway(718) 548-7070
HoursDirectionsAccessible
10:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays through August 17, 2019.

By car: I-87 Major Deegan Expressway to Van Cortlandt Park South exit. Merge onto Van Cortlandt Park South and turn right onto Broadway. Continue north on Broadway to West 246th Street. Street parking is available on Broadway and local streets. Use pedestrian park entrance on Broadway and West 246th Street. Nature Center is located between Van Cortlandt House Museum and Tennis Courts. Parking is also available at Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course and is a short walk to the nature center.

Public transportation: Take the 1 to the 242nd Street stop. Walk north on Broadway. Enter the park at W.246th Street and follow the signs to the center.
Take the Bx9 bus to the 242nd Street stop. Walk north on Broadway. Enter the park at W.246th Street and follow the signs to the center.

Directions to Van Cortlandt Park

Know Before You Go

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

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