Van Cortlandt Park, New York

New York City’s fourth largest park, Van Cortlandt Park has 1,146 acres with many trails that allow visitors to access the park’s ridges, valleys, forests, wetlands, and lake. This park offers runners options including cross country courses, old aqueducts, and numerous trails. It one of top 10 places for jogging in New York. There are several baseball fields here and a running track in the south of the park. In the center of the park one of the running routes goes through Old Croton Aqueduct. This segment is part of the 41-mile-long aqueduct that brought water from the Croton Dam to New York City. Built in the 1830s as the city’s first extensive water supply, it was used until 1897 when the New Croton Aqueduct replaced it.

Surface

75% gravel, 25% ground

Elevation

Medium Hills

Max. Lap Length

2.9 km / 1.8 mi

Dogs & Walkers

Medium

Runners

High

Other

✅ Parkrun

✅ Night lighting

✅ Kinder space

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