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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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  • July 22, 2017
    A large park adjacent to the Northern Terminus of Metro line 1, is spreading. You can access is often easy to reach from Manhattan. There are various sports facilities, pool and a large playground in the Park, there is also a golf course. In the vicinity of the pool of local people have always barbecue and enjoyed.
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  • July 15, 2017
    Nice park - NYC needs to take better care of it if you ask me. Green. Great for walking and for some fresh air.  more »
  • July 13, 2017
    And underutilized. This is theonly option for horseriding for yhoseliving in the bronxwithouthaving to travel upstate. Itis a truly precious treasure.  more »
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  • June 22, 2017
    Van Cortland is a beautiful park. Come to the Bronx and go hiking on wooded trails. Or watch a Cricket match on a Saturday afternoon. With tennis courts, a walking track, a pond, a small wetlands area, falcons and hibachis this Bronx gem has something for everyone
  • July 3, 2017
    This park is great. It has several baseball or softball fields as well as swimming pools for adults and children. There's plenty of space for sun bathing and BBQS for everyone. They also have a 🏇 stable and a golf course, running track and other sports related facilities. Parking is available and plenty of public transportations such as trains and buses will get you there 24/7.
  • May 14, 2017
    This is by far the best public park in the Bronx. It has amenities such as baseball fields, soccer fields, barbecue area, toddler playground, pet playground, hiking trails, running track, golf, handball, and many more. Also the bird species migration is phenomenal for bird lovers. I would definitely recommend this park to anyone for any occasion.
  • July 1, 2017
    Such a big park. There are so many trails you can take and you will forget that your still in the Bronx. Great park. Sucks there is no free parking.
  • June 25, 2017
    It would be a much better park like central and prospect with a major around the park bicycle trail. Inner restaurant by the lake....kiosks for foid...redesigned with charming scenic areas. I dont feel safe going deep into the park by myself.

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