Rowing in Van Cortlandt Park

Village Community Boathouse is offering free rowing in traditional, handmade wooden rowboats on seven weekday evenings this summer from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
You will get 25 minutes to explore beautiful Van Cortlandt Park Lake. Boats are available on a first-come-first-served basis, no reservations.
Rowing is a beautifully simple, healthy, and empowering sport, and the waters of the lake are an ideal place to pursue its pleasures.


May 6th, May 13th, June 17th, June 24th, July 19th, July 26th, and August 18th. 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


The south end of Van Cortlandt Lake, between the blue bridge and the golf house.

Who can participate:

Community rowing is open to all, although some physical agility is required to get in and out of the boats. The focus of the program is recreation in a safe and respectful environment. Each adult must sign a waiver; children must be accompanied by a parent. Life jackets are provided—and must be worn!

Volunteers are greatly appreciated! To help with set up, meet at the container in the parking lot south of the lake at 4:00 p.m.

Our boats:

The five boats in Van Cortlandt Park are set up for one rower, with the three larger boats having space for several passengers. More about our fleet: Our Fleet





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