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A nature trail. A running track. (2) golf courses AND a museum? If they added a zoo & rink, you might confuse this place with Central Park! Ideal for bird watching and tree gazing in all it's glory!!!
The back hills are tough on the 3 mile loop but it's beautiful and peaceful.
Explore the beauty!
Best XC course in the nation. Buzenesh Deba and other running legends train here.
Hidden treasure, if you know how to explore.
Stay on the trails! There are poison ivy all over the place.
Fantastic park that offers a great space for outdoor activities, such as throwing a BBQ, playing tennis, golf and going horseback riding!
The golf house bar/coffee shop is classic
Watch out for the goose poop.
Fall Foliage: Take the Muir Trail, the park’s only east-west trail, to enjoy the red colors of the oaks and the golden colors of the hickory trees.
Watch out for the goose droppings. :-)
The "Flock" sculpture by the Art Students League of New York refers to the many types of birds that stop by the park, a symbol for the area's diverse population. On view until May 13, 2014.
If you want a near wilderness experience and you live in the city, this is the park for you. It's a bit similar to Central Park, but better.
Watch out, some chicks up here got an ass!!!
Take your pups here for a taste of an agility course run at the Canine Court. The first public dog playground in the country! Walk along the running path after agility training for a cool down.
Really nice place to have a summer party
the park boasts a past rich in culture, well-versed in history, and blessed with the intrinsic beauty of nature.
Best park after Central park.
This is a great park where you can relax and play games in the Bronx! For the summer, this is a great place to watch movie screenings, watch performances and have a BBQ with your friends!
The NY Philharmonic will be performing here on Tuesday, July 17th.
Public golf course accessible by subway.
The cops constantly patrol at night because of the male prostitution goings on in the woods. Watch for used condoms.
This is the park where the meeting with the gangs occurs (it was actually filmed in Riverside Park for the movie).
Take a leisurely walk around the lake or hike the John Muir Nature Trail in this woodsy paradise.
A true escape from the city and the place to go for a challenging cross-country run or to let Fido run for what seems like miles and miles.
very big !!!!, go horse back riding, running, sun tanning, etc
the 2.5 mile XC course is really tough, especially the hills over the bridge. if you're lucky enough to run the 1.25 mile Freshman course its easy, no bridge/one hill only,
I'm here in one of the awesome park lil lakes. Thinking about my son, my website and future. I need ideas... So quiet an tranquil... Awesome.....
VC - handball, 40oz's, spliffs... good times :)
Best park in NYC and right in my backyard
As of 5/23/2011, Van Cortlandt Park, along with all other NYC parks, beaches, and pedestrian plazas, is smoke-free! Learn more at www.nycsmokefree.org.
best city hiking to be found!
Have a good walking shoes lots of mounds of dirt and birds here
If you like running, walking, or casual hiking, van courtland has beautiful trails hidden beyond the obvious grassy facade.