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Van Cortlandt Park

 Playgrounds

List of Playgrounds

NameLocationAccessibleLevelAdaptive Swing
Classic PlaygroundVan Cortlandt Park South & Gouverneur AvenueAccessible3Y
Woodlawn PlaygroundW 239 ST, VAN CORTLANDT EASTAccessible3Y
Southwest PlaygroundW 240 ST & BROADWAYAccessible4N
Sachkerah Woods PlaygroundJEROME AVE, EAST GUNHILL RDAccessible3Y

Remember to follow the rules and Play it Safe!

Accessibililty Level Definitions
Level 1: Playgrounds for All Children
Level 2: Accessible Playgrounds with Ramped Play Equipment and Universally Accessible Swings
Level 3: Accessible Playgrounds with Universally Accessible Swings
Level 4: Accessible Playgrounds with Transfer Platforms and Ground Level Play Features

JennSwing® is a full-body positioning support swing.

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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