Van Cortlandt Park is located in The Bronx,
just north of the tip of Manhattan. Much cricket gets played here all summer
long and it is where Columbia University C. C. plays its home games.
Take a copy of this map.
The directions to Van Cortlandt Park are:
***: Go over the bridge over the Harlem River (leaving Manhattan, now entering
The Bronx) ($2 toll) and take exit 23 (Broadway). Turn right, (south) onto
Broadway. You will see many pitches on your left. We will be playing on
one of the pitches at the southern end of the park. (If you pass the Burger
King, turn around and park).
From New Jersey/Pennsylvania:
Take the NJ Tpk (I95) to the George Washington Bridge and exit on to the
Henry Hudson Parkway North (upstate, Westchester), then follow ***
Westside Highway to the Henry Hudson Parkway North, then follow ***
Take I95 south ALMOST to The George Washington Bridge and take the Henry
Hudson Parkway North (upstate, Westchester) (i.e. you enter Manhattan,
and get off I95 the last exit in Manhattan, before crossing the GWB), then
Parking is a bit of a problem. Try to come in as few cars as possible.
We occasionally play on a pitch called "Stable Field". This pitch is
separate from most of the park, and is in fact on the NORTH side of the
Henry Hudson Parkway. So when you take exit 23, you should go left, rather
than right, onto Broadway. Stable Field is now on your right. Take the
next light right (Mosholu Ave) and you can park behind the ground.
From Westchester/Upstate NY:
Sawmill Parkway south to Henry Hudson Parkway South, exit 23 (Broadway)
will set you down at the ground. Turn left onto Broadway and you will be
going south, we will be playing on one of the southern most pitches. If
you turn right onto Broadway, you will see one pitch on your right. This
is the "Stable Field". We sometimes play here. You can take the next right
(Mosholu Ave) and park behind the ground if we are indeed playing here.
Take the 1/9 line all the way to the end of the line and walk about 200
metres to the South end of Van Cortlandt Park.
If you are driving from Manhattan, Connecticut or New Jersey you can
also take the Major Deegan (route I87) North from I95. From Connecticut
you get to I87 just before you would enter Manhattan. From New Jersey,
you stay on I95 after the GWB and take the first exit upon leaving Manhattan
(on to I87). From Manhattan, take the Westside highway but get on to the
Cross Bronx (I95) North then I87 north.
Take I87 north to Van Cortlandt Park South. Stay right and follow the
exit around and over the highway, through the 1st light then swing right
again, at the flashing light, onto Broadway. The grounds are just ahead
on the right. (Note that this route puts you down at the other end of the
ground to the route mentioned above.)