Van Cortlandt Golf Course Improvements – Bronx NY

City:
Bronx, New York City, NY

Site Type:
Parks and Recreation, Golf Courses

New Deal Agencies:
Work Relief Programs, Works Progress Administration (WPA), Civil Works Administration (CWA), Temporary Emergency Relief Act (NY only)

Started:
1936

Completed:
1941

Quality of Information:
Very Good

Site Survival:
Extant

Description

Researcher Frank da Cruz explains: “Van Cortlandt Golf Course occupies the center of Van Cortlandt Park. When it opened in 1895, it was the nation’s first municipal golf course, and the first one open to the public. Worked on and ultimately heavily modified by the Parks Department using New Deal funding and relief labor, 1936-1941.”

The golf course was improved with funds from the CWA, TERA, and WPA.

Location Info


115 Van Cortlandt Park S
Bronx, NY 10471

Coordinates: 40.888702, -73.892310

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