Launch of the Coalition for Daylighting Tibbetts Brook

On the evening of Tuesday March 7th 2017, the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) hosted over 80 attendees in the Kelly Commons Building of Manhattan College to officially launch the Coalition for Daylighting Tibbetts Brook.  Attendees included elected officials, representatives of Coalition members, FVCP Bronx Pass Members, FVCP Board of Directors and others.  At […] Read more »

25th Anniversary of the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park

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 […] Read more »

Press Release: FVCP Part of National Campaign to Restore Trails

For Immediate Release September 6th, 2016 Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Part of National Campaign from Michelob ULTRA and the American Hiking Society to restore trails this fall A portion of every Michelob ULTRA purchase this fall will help restore 12 trails, including the John Muir Trail in Van Cortlandt Park, throughout the US and […] Read more »

Press Release- FVCP Reports Illicit Discharge into Tibbetts Brook in Yonkers

For Immediate Release August 16th, 2016 Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Reports Illicit Discharge into Tibbetts Brook in Yonkers The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park have reported to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation what we believe to be a continuous illicit discharge into Tibbetts Brook within Yonkers.  The staff of the Friends of Van […] Read more »

Van Cortlandt Park Selected for Parks Without Borders

For Immediate Release May 24th, 2016 The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park are happy to announce that Van Cortlandt Park has been selected as one of 8 NYC Parks for the new Parks Without Borders initiative.  The new Parks Without Borders initiative focuses on three areas of the park: entrances, edges, and park-adjacent spaces. This […] Read more »

Coalition for the Daylighting of Tibbetts Brook- Press Release

For Immediate Release May 3rd, 2016 Coalition for Daylighting Tibbetts Brook The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park is pleased to announce its formation of the Coalition for the Daylighting of Tibbetts Brook 5.2.16.   This project of NYC Parks is vitally important to the Park, the community and the City’s efforts to better manage stormwater and […] Read more »

The Pedestrian Bridge: A Broken Promise, Finally Made Right

On the afternoon May 8th, 2015, a press conference was held in the parking lot of Shandler Recreation Area to announce that $12 million has been allocated for a pedestrian bridge that will span the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) and finally bring the western and eastern halves of the Park together. The Pedestrian Bridge is […] Read more »

FVCP Welcomes Newest NYC Civic Corps Member

The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park are happy to welcome our newest NYC Civic Corp member- Matthew Melore. The NYC Civic Corps, an AmeriCorps program run by NYC Service, unites a diverse group of professionals to serve full-time with partner organizations, working to increase their organizational capacity to engage volunteers and build sustainable volunteer initiatives. […] Read more »