Van Cortlandt Park contains 1,146 acres of forest, wetlands, lake and open space with over 20 miles of hiking trails. In 2009, the Friends hired the New York/ New Jersey Trail Conference (NY/NJTC) to complete a Trails Plan for various hiking trails in the Park. We have begun implementing these projects over the last few years and currently have completed 7 out of 21 projects. The purpose of the Trails Plan is to ultimately make the trails more sustainable, to better serve Park users and to highlight and protect the Park’s unique natural resources. The Friends have secured funding to hire a seasonal staff person to be dedicated to implementing this plan for the next two years.
n addition, the Trails Project Manager will lead hikes in the Park during the spring and fall. The Trails Project Manager will work closely with the FVCP’s Executive Director, NYC DPR Staff and NY/NJTC Staff to ensure that projects are completed in an accurate, timely and safe manner. This position reports to the Executive Director of the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park. This is a temporary position from March to November 2014 with the possibility of returning in 2015. Interested Candidates Need to Apply by January 17th, 2014.