The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) is pleased to announce that we will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary in 2017. Founded in 1992, the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park is an independent community based organization that actively promotes the conservation and improvement of Van Cortlandt Park, the third largest park in NYC, through environmental education and restoration and enhancement of Van Cortlandt Park, its forests and trails. We will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary with a variety of special events throughout the year.
“Twenty-five years ago, I along with five civic-minded friends began FVCP.” said Felicity Nitz, FVCP Founder and current Board Member. “We collaborated with Riverdale Neighborhood House to bring teens to work in the park. Little did we know this was the genesis of 25 years of advocacy for and change in this jewel of the Bronx. It is a time of celebration– for the work of our excellent Executive Director, our hard-working Board of Directors, some of whom have been on the board since its inception, all the teens who have worked with us as well as the many other volunteers who have, and for the Van Cortlandt Park community, which is not just the neighbors of the park but also the many visitors from all over city and state as well. We are all proud of our many accomplishments.” Visit our timeline to see our various accomplishments over the last 25 years. Read more »