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July 16, 2019

NYC PARKS BREAKS GROUND ON BRAND NEW PLAYGROUND IN VAN CORTLANDT PARK

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz,...

June 18, 2019

NYC PARKS BREAKS GROUND ON NEWEST PARKS WITHOUT BORDERS PROJECT SITE—VAN CORTLANDT PARK

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined Community Board 8 District...

March 28, 2018

SPRING BREAK: NYC PARKS’ URBAN PARK RANGERS OFFER SCHOOL RECESS FUN FOR KIDS ACROSS THE CITY

Rangers to lead free archery lessons, nature exploration, wilderness survival activities and...

May 24, 2016

NYC PARKS REVEALS PARKS WITHOUT BORDERS EIGHT SHOWCASE PARKS

More than 6,000 Nominations Received Through Community Engagement Informs Selections...

October 3, 2014

This Weekend In Parks

Saturday, October 4 Highbridge Hawk Watch West 172nd Street and Amsterdam...

August 27, 2014

Green Youth Assist Management Of Van Cortlandt Park: Collecting And Anazlyzing Critical Data

Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy’s Green Jobs for Youth program connects Bronx community...

May 22, 2014

Spring Birdwatching In New York City

In springtime, New York City parks offer some of the best birdwatching in the world, as hundreds...

May 6, 2014

Return Of The Clones!

Clones of Two Historic Trees Planted in Van Cortlandt Park On Thursday, May 1, NYC...

May 1, 2014

Return Of The Clones! NYC Parks To Plant Historic "Great Tree" Clones Across New York City

Clones of two historic trees to be planted in Van Cortlandt Park on May 1 On May 1, 2014, NYC...

April 18, 2013

Knick Greats Help Plant 1,000 Trees In Van Cortlandt Park

The New York Knicks are heading to the NBA Playoffs and last week, the Knick organization teamed...

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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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