22 in ’22

Take the challenge to hike, run, walk and/or stroll 22 miles in 2022 while supporting the work of Van Cortlandt Park Alliance!

Event Series Park Clean Up Mondays

Park Clean Up Mondays

Join us in tidying up Van Cortlandt Park after the weekend. Special Clean Up after July 4th on Tuesday July 5! Meet our staff in front of the Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course Clubhouse at 9am. We will provide gloves, grabbers, and trash bags. Bring along water. RSVP Now. Please be advised as of 12/27/21,...

Event Series Water Chestnut Wednesdays

Water Chestnut Wednesdays

Water chestnut (Trapa natans) is a non-indigenous, aquatic plant that harms the ecological, and recreational value of waterways here in the Northeast. VCPA leads the effort in removing the harmful plant species. Come join us and learn more about freshwater ecology, put on a pair of waders, or hop in a canoe, all the while...

Event Series Youth Run Farmstand

Youth Run Farmstand

We are very excited to bring our Youth Run Farmstand featuring fresh local produce at affordable prices back! Wednesdays 2-7pm from July 6th to October 26 Train Park (Gale Place and Orloff Avenue) We accept WIC, FMNP Checks, EBT, Snap, Cash and Credit/Debit.

Event Series Forest Restoration Fridays

Forest Restoration Fridays

Van Cortlandt Park boasts 640 acres of forest and wetlands right here in the Bronx. Help staff maintain the forest every Friday! Every Friday during August 2022, volunteers can join VCPA staff in maintaining the Northwest Forest of Van Cortlandt Park. Work will entail removal of non-indigenous plant species such as winged euonymus, multiflora rose,...

Saturday Forest Volunteer Event

Van Cortlandt Park contains 640 acres of forest and wetlands. You can make a difference and help maintain this important ecosystem. Volunteers will help VCPA staff remove angelica tree (Aralia elata) from the Northeast forest of Van Cortlandt Park. This non-indigenous invasive plant harms the biodiversity of the forest, and its spines are not nice...

Compost Distribution & Fun

Come grab compost and have some fun! Residents can take up to three (3) 40-lb bags per person!  Registration Required. While you’re here take a tour of our new garden space, dig for some decomposers, do a craft, and tell us what you want to see in the space. VCPA high school interns have spent...

Post Labor Day Park Clean Up

Join the Van Cortlandt Park staff in cleaning up the Park after the Labor Day holiday occurs. Help Van Cortlandt Park staff clean up trash after the Labor Day holiday this year. Meeting at 9am in front of the Van Cortlandt Golf Course Clubhouse. We will provide gloves and materials to help keep this park...