Van Cortlandt Park Alliance (VCPA), formed by the merger of the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park and the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy, preserves, supports, and promotes the recreational, ecological, and historical value of Van Cortlandt Park. VCPA provides educational, stewardship, and research opportunities as well as community programs to over 8,000 people per year. Educational programs focus on hands-on exploration of nature and real world science skills. All trips are customizable. If you run an after school or weekend program and want to work with us or have questions, please email email@example.com to discuss possibilities. Please note: trip locations are different than the listed office location on this site and will be emailed to you in confirmation. Payments are due at booking and are non-refundable unless we decide the trip must be cancelled due to weather or staff emergencies.
There are various outdoor areas where a group can eat lunch.
There are public rest stations within the park at various locations. Most trips are not far from a rest station.
All trips occur outside and run rain or shine. Heavy downpours, lightening or other extreme weather will cause us to cancel a trip. Whenever possible the trip will be rescheduled.