4. Van Cortlandt Park 

bronx-parks-van cortlandt park-pelham bay park-bronx park-new york-untapped cities-brennan ortizThe Van Cortlandt Park Lake.

Securing its ground at third place as New York City’s largest park is Van Cortlandt Park. This green oasis holds plenty of splendors for just about anyone. Located between the neighborhoods of Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Woodlawn and the city of Yonkers in Westchester County, Van Cortlandt serves the majority of northwest Bronx residents with its expanses. Van Cortlandt boasts a number of trails, and features the Van Cortlandt House Museum. The park is also the site of the nation’s first municipal golf course and even contains one of a small number of equestrian centers in the city: the Riverdale Equestrian Centre. With so many options at hand, Van Cortlandt Park is an ideal choice in satiating any cravings for recreational activities in the city and it will only get better with the recently announced master plan for renovating the park.