Bringing Youth, Community and Nature Together for 25 Years!
This summer the Friends have had several projects going on in Van Cortlandt Park ranging from our summer interns maintaining the trails and removing water chestnut from the lake to a professional crew cleaning the Grand Central Stones. For our Grand Central Stone project we have partnered with the Municipal Art Society thanks to funding
from the Paul and Klara Porzelt Foundation. Together we are making progress with the stones being cleaned so that you can now see the different types of stones that the railroad company was testing. We are also developing a plan to combat any future graffiti that may appear, cleaning up the forest around the stones and working on historical signage. We hope to have the project completed in time for our Hike-toberfest.
On , join us for our second annual Hike-toberfest to hike, eat, drink & celebrate with Friends during a fun fundraiser for the hiking trails of Van Cortlandt Park. Come see why VCP is Where NYC Hikes. Thank you to all our sponsors to date: Allstate Insurance, Bronx Beer Hall, Bronx Native, Food Dynasty, Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten, Loving the Bronx, and Van Cortlandt House Museum. Click here to purchase tickets securely onlineor use this Registration Form to pay by check.
Also, this year the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park are celebrating our 25th Anniversary in several ways including the new banners that have been put up along Broadway and Van Cortlandt Park South and our 25th Anniversary Benefit on . This celebration will be honoring our founders and is being hosted by Meredith Vieira. For details on these events and more please see below and visit the Events page of our website.
Christina and all of your Friends at the Friends of VCP!