Calling all Contestants for The Great Van Cortlandt Park Discovery Hunt!

Friends of Van Cortlandt Park invites you to participate in the
Great Van Cortlandt Park Discovery Hunt!


When: Contest begins April 7th and ends May 30th.

How: Decipher 10 of the 12 Discovery Clues, identifying unique locations in Van Cortlandt Park; Photograph yourself and your team members at the location and submit the photos with descriptions to Friends of Van Cortlandt Park. Not all team members have to be in every individual photo.

Who: Teams of 1 to 4 people can enter the contest (you’ll need at least two to get that great picture, unless you have a ten foot long “selfie “ stick!)


To Enter: Submit all your photos at once (name them with the Clue # and Site Location) by emailing with the subject line: Discovery Hunt Submission. By participating in this Discovery Hunt, teams or entrants are agreeing to this waiver.


Winning: The first five teams to successfully identify all ten locations will win a new 25th Anniversary Friends of Van Cortlandt Park hat for each team member. Additionally winning teams will have one or two of their photos shared on FVCP’s Facebook and/or Instagram page.  All team members have to be pictured in a least one of the team photo submissions for that team member to be eligible to win.



Teams: Choose a captain. We will need the name, address and email of each team captain and the names of each team member. Awards will be sent to the team captain to be distributed to team members.


Are you ready? Get on your mark, Get set, DISCOVER!


Here is an example:


Sample Clue #1: At the Southern end of the park this playground does sit, with basketball and jungle gyms local school kids are sure to stay fit.


Sample Answer:







Clue #1:  Classic Playground