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September 22, 2010

Autumnal Equinox: Parks Foliage Guide

Today marks the official autumnal equinox. Check out the Parks' fall foliage guide inside.

September 10, 2010

In Memory Of All Those Lost On September 11, 2001

The ninth annual September 11 commemoration ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 11,...

October 8, 2009

Volunteers Green Up and Clean Up Van Cortlandt Park with the Timberland Company and NYC Parks

At Dig It!, volunteers cared for and beautified a new forest site of over 9,000 tree saplings.

October 5, 2009

Volunteers Green Up and Clean Up Van Cortlandt Park with The Timberland Company and NYC Parks

On Saturday, October 3rd, First Deputy Commissioner Liam Kavanagh joined Theresa Palermo, senior...

November 5, 2008

The Fordham School of the Arts Vocal Ensemble

Parks Breaks Ground on Renovation of Van Cortlandt Park's Parade Ground

The 27 existing soccer, baseball/softball, and cricket fields will be re-graded and redesigned in...

October 22, 2008

Parks Breaks Ground on Renovation of Van Cortlandt Park's Parade Ground

A total of $40 million in DEP Croton Funds will be invested in the Van Cortlandt Park improvements.

September 16, 2008

Staff pose in front of Van Cortlandt Park Pool

A Job Well Done at Van Cortlandt Pool

This summer, the New York Daily News visited many of our public pools and cited Van Cortlandt...

June 3, 2008

Van Cortlandt Park Becomes Birdland

Birdland: Hot Birds, Cool Jazz

July 12, 2007

First Croton Funded Playground Is Complete

On June 28, Commissioner Adrian Benepe joined State Senator Jeffrey Klein, State Assemblyman...

July 2, 2007

City Pools Make A Splash

Last Friday, Commissioner Adrian Benepe and children from local recreation centers kicked off...

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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