Van Cortlandt Park Alliance 40.8854° N -73.8901° W


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 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.

Lunch Notes

There are various outdoor areas where a group can eat lunch.

Bathroom Notes

There are public rest stations within the park at various locations. Most trips are not far from a rest station.

Cancellation Policy

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.


80 Van Cortlandt Park S
Bronx, NY 10463


9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adaptation, Biology, Ecosystems, Nutrition, The Water Cycle, Life Sciences, Water Testing, Conservation, Animals, Science, Agriculture, Botany, The Scientific Method, Earth's Systems
Live Virtual Event, Field Trip
3 5, 6 8, 9 12, K 2, Postsecondary, Adult, Preschool
Outdoor Lunch Space

Learning Experiences

Live Virtual Event

Virtual Programs

Do one of our programs look good but you are not able to do field trips this year? Through a virtual program the expertise of VCPA staff can still be utilized in your classroom to talk to your students about an array of topics. Bringing in an expert is a great way to start or end a unit about sustainability, climate change, trees, plants, water and more. Program is customizable to fit your needs. Because the program is just a click away the 45 minute- 1 hour program time can be fit to your specific class time.
Once a time slot is booked VCPA staff will contact you to determine timing and content.

Subjects Covered

adaptation, biology, ecosystems, nutrition, the water cycle

3-5, 6-8, 9-12, k-2
50 stu.

live virtual event

45 min.
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