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Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx NY

Saturday, March 2, 2024

On-site registration opens at 10 am

Starts between 10:30-1:00pm

Registration and Parking are not co-located. Please zoom in to map to see details.  

Welcome to Van Cortlandt Park, in NYC!
It already passed two decades since we had an orienteering meet here.
We have a New Map! 

Typical glacial erosion type of terrain - with plenty of knolls, bare rocks, boulders and cliffs. The forest is mainly open with patches of thickets and undergrowth.



Course setter: Stefan Slutsky

Scale 1:5000, 2.5m contours, lidar based.

Beginner Courses

  • WHITE  - 2.4km, 20m, 10 controls 

  • YELLOW - 3.4km, 50m, 12 controls

Intermediate Courses

  • BROWN/ORANGE- 4.4km, 170m, 13 controls

Advanced Courses​

  • GREEN - 6.4km, 225m, 17 controls 

  • RED - 8.5km, 330m, 26 controls 


Pre-registration is requested but not required. On-site registration opens at 10am.


Registration - 40.890261,-73.893796

Mass transportation: Take train 1 to the last stop (242 Street), walk north on Broadway 200m, turn right onto the service road into the park. The second building on your right will be the Nature Center (the first one is Van Cortlandt Museum with Porter's statue). The registration is on the lawn behind it - at the south-west corner of the tennis courts. From subway to registration- 600m.

Main Parking lot - 40.887937,-73.894701

Alternative Parking lot (further down the road if the main parking is full)

From Main Parking Lot to Registration: From the northern end of the main parking lot walk under the blue bridge, after passing it, turn right onto boarded path. At the path's split, walk onto a lawn, at the end of which the registration will be located. From parking to registration- 250m.


No charge for participation. Donations appreciated.


Scale - 1:5000, contours - 2.5m.
Size - 11x17 (8.5x11 for WHITE course).
For Red and Green, the map should be flipped over for the second part of the course.
Fieldwork: March-May 2023 by Stefan Slutsky.
Basemap: USGS Lidar,  NYState Orthophoto.

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