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Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx

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Van Cortlandt Park…

- is the third largest New York City Park with 1,146 acres.

- has the largest freshwater lake in the borough.

- contains The Bronx’s oldest building, the Van Cortlandt House built in 1748-49.

- has the oldest municipal golf course in the United States, the Van Cortlandt Golf Course, founded in 1895.

- has a National Historic Landmark trail, the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, which travels the route of the city’s original water tunnel.

- has a cross-country running course with a national reputation. Every year, the rugged course hosts the national cross-country championships as well as the Manhattan College Invitational for high school students throughout the U.S.
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TripAdvisor
  • Wonderful place to enjoy in family hot days, there is enough vegetation, trees, ideal for sports
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  • ​Huge park, very scenic in the fall. It is relatively flat so it is easier to navigate compared to other parks in the city. Easily accessible by subway, with the station right next to one of the park ...  more »
  • What a beautiful well maintained park. Not really tranquil because you hear road traffic most of the time, but we got a nice walk in, saw fall color, and the trails are well marked  more »
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  • Even though it is a huge park and it is beautiful, no one really clear the ice or the garbage. It can be an amazing place to go to but it is not and it is sad. DO NOT GO THERE AFTER DARK
  • I LOVE Van Cortlandt Park all year round. Beautiful lakes, great trails, historical landmarks, public golf course and pool. Horse stables. Enough space for all track and field and intramural sports events....and TWO secret historical grave sites...enjoy.
  • trails to run or bike. a track lined with body weight exercise equipment . a few baseball fields. a sprinkler area for kids in the summer. free wading pool in the summer. a few handball courts. a bunch of fields for soccer or football.
  • It's a huge park with lots of trails, a huge track in the parade grounds, and fields for any sport you can think of... and that's just the west side of the park! Great day in the outdoors. Hard to imagine you're still in NYC.
  • Amazing park, but I was was walking with a friend late at night. We went into some bushes through the pathway past the tennis court on 242nd, which led us to this wonderful meadow. . But then we saw the kkk... haven't been there since and that was 2 Years ago.