The Major Deegan Expressway has two park exits: Van Cortlandt Park South, which serves the south and west portions of the park and East 233rd Street, which serves the north and east.
The Henry Hudson Parkway’s Broadway exits also serve the park. Mosholu Parkway links Van Cortlandt Park with the Bronx River and Pelham Parkways. Broadway runs along the park’s western perimeter; Jerome Avenue and Van Cortlandt Park East border the park on the east side.
Parking lots are found at the following locations:
- Van Cortlandt Golf Course: The “Free Lot” is the first lot on the left as you drive into the park. Other parking is available for a fee.
- Riverdale Stables: This small lot is mostly for patrons of the horseback riding concession.
- Shandler Ballfield: Currently closed for construction.
The Bx9 travels along Broadway on the western edge of Van Cortlandt Park. The BxM3, an express line serving Manhattan, offers access to the park’s western border. The park’s east side is served by the Bx16, Bx 31 and Bx34. Westchester bus lines – numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 20, and 21 also serve the park.
The northern terminus of the IRT #1 train at W. 242nd Street is near the Parade Ground. The IRT #4 train’s last stop at Woodlawn serves the park’s southeastern area.