Friend of the Month- May 2015

The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park are pleased to announce that our May 2015 Friend of the Month is Congressman Eliot Engel. Congressman Engel has always been an active supporter of parkland, especially those in his district which includes all of Van Cortlandt Park. The Friends are most thankful for the Congressman supporting the very […] Read more »

Friend of the Month- November 2014

We are happy to announce that our November 2014 Friend of the Month is Geraldine McCleave. Geraldine is relatively new force in the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park world but she is quickly making her presence known. As a Woodlawn resident, she is advocating for improvements in the Northeast Corner of the Park. She is […] Read more »

FVCP Welcomes NYC Civic Corps!

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. NYC Civic Corps members are assigned to partner organizations for 10 months of full-time service and charged with […] Read more »

Friend of the Month- October 2014

We are happy to announce that our October 2014 Friend of the Month is Eve Proper. Eve has been a regular Trails Restoration Crew Volunteer for over 2 years now. In addition, to volunteering monthly with the Trails Crew, Eve has attended several forest restoration volunteer days and was one of our biggest fundraisers for […] Read more »

Press Release: Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Secure Funding Projects in Our Trails Plan

For Immediate Release September 10th, 2014 Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Secure Funding Projects in Our Trails Plan The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park (FVCP) have secured $542,388 in state grants to implement two of the remaining projects in the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park’s Trails Plan at our request. Specifically, the John Kieran Trail […] Read more »

Friend of the Month- Sept. 2014

The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park are excited to announce our September 2014 Friend of the Month- Bette Clark, President of the Van Cortlandt Track Club (VCTC). Earlier this month, the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park and the Van Cortlandt Track Club hosted the 2nd Annual B’Ramble- the first race in the Run for the […] Read more »

My Experience with the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park

The week, we have a guest blogger- Chris Petitt is a community member and past volunteer with the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park.  We are thankful for his volunteer efforts and for sharing his experience with us. “My decision to support Van Cortlandt Park as a volunteer was inspired by my daughter; the spirit of […] Read more »

Van Cortlandt Park Master Plan

The following has been taken from the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation’s website- http://www.nycgovparks.org/park-facilties/van-cortlandt-park/master-plan. The Need for the Master Plan When Frederick Law Olmsted was mapping the streets of the Bronx in 1876, he proposed that New York City buy the Van Cortlandt family estate. He reported that, without doing any work, the property […] Read more »

Friend of the Month- April 2014

Hana Turner is our April 2014 Friend of the Month.  Although, Hana is a relatively new volunteer with the Friends she has dedicated many hours to volunteering with us over the last year.  Hana is an avid park user who lives in the community and is a senior at Fieldston High School.   Hana has volunteered […] Read more »

Friend of the Month- March 2014

We are happy to announce that our March 2014 Friend of the Month is Bob Bender, Parks Committee Chair of Bronx Community Board 8.  He has been a devoted supporter of the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park for many years and in many ways.  Currently, Bob has been actively working with the Friends to organize […] Read more »