Van Cortlandt Park Foot Path – Bronx NY

Description

The New Deal Network’s website explains that in the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration’s (WPA) National Youth Administration (NYA) constructed a foot path in Van Cortlandt Park that divided two picnic areas within the park. The website tells us that the foot path consisted of “…over 13,000 feet of paved path all completed by NYA.” The work included pouring “…4 inches of cinder concrete and then, 2 inches of colprovia for the finished surface. Gutters [were] built adjacent to the paths for drainage.”

Source notes

New Deal Network: "Foot Path, Van Cortlandt Park", last accessed January 2016

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Location Info


Van Cortlandt Park
Bronx, NY 10471

Location notes: Approximate location within the park

Coordinates: 40.8979, -73.8859

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