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Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy & Park Administrator's Office.

Phone: 718.430.1890

Mailing Address

Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy
1 Bronx River Parkway
Bronx, NY 10462

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Other Park Contacts

Park Enforcement Patrol (718) 430–1815
Special Events Permits (718) 430–1890
Sports Permits (718) 430–1840
Tennis Permits (718) 430–1848
Mosholu Golf Center (718) 655–9164
Riverdale Equestrian Centre (718) 548–4848
Urban Park Rangers (718) 548–0912
Van Cortlandt Golf Course (718) 543–4595
Van Cortlandt House Museum (718) 543–3344
Van Cortlandt Pool (July & August only) (718) 548–2415
Van Cortlandt Nature Center (718) 548–0912



Gatherings of 20 people or more require a permit to use space in the park. Games require a Sports Permit, while parties, picnics and events require a Special Events Permit. Specialized uses of the park such as film shoots also require a permit.

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Van Cortlandt Park, in the northwest Bronx, is a natural showcase featuring the last vestiges of New York City's native woodlands. It's 1,146 acres abound with sites that are important to the region and the nation.

Among the most popular attractions in the park is the Van Cortlandt Lake, the largest body of freshwater in the Bronx. Its upper basin can be appreciated from the Van Cortlandt Golf Course, which itself made history as the nation's first municipal golf course when it opened in 1895. Van Cortlandt Park is also home to the Van Cortlandt House Museum, Van Cortlandt Nature Center, and a number of amenities such as various sports fields, running trails, a multi-use stadium, a pool, and the Riverdale Stables. 

Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy, a 501(c)3 organization, was established in 2009 as a public/private partnership with New York City Parks Department. The Conservancy provides educational and cultural programming as well as staffing to enhance the Park’s woodlands, fields, playgrounds, and ball fields. Van Cortlandt Park, serving an estimated 2.5 million people annually, is the third largest park in New York City—a “living classroom” and a quality-of-life hub in the Bronx. 

Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy’s mission is to sustain and enhance the park as a vibrant destination for recreation, leisure and the enjoyment of natural landscapes.





Park Closing Hours:

Van Cortlandt Park: 10:00 P.M.

Playgrounds: Dusk

Allen Shandler Parking Lot: 7:00 P.M.

VC Golf House Parking Lot: 9:00 P.M.