Between Battery Place and 59th St. on the Hudson River, Manhattan.
Access park anywhere along its length. Get map & directions to major destinations:
Park and dog runs open daily, dawn-1am,
The walkways and piers are wheelchair accessible.
Hudson River Park Trust, 212-627-2020.
Hudson River Park
A waterfront park stretching from Lower Manhattan to 59th Street on the West Side
Located along Manhattan's West Side on the shore of the Hudson River, the expansive Hudson River Park stretches five miles from Battery Park in Lower Manhattan to 59th Street, and is the largest park created in Manhattan since Central Park. The park incorporates many renovated piers on the Hudson and provides something for everyone: athletes, lovers of the arts, eco and history enthusiasts, and those simply looking to relax. Connecting the city to its harbor, Hudson River Park is an ideal spot to enjoy many types of active recreation or to simply take in magnificent river views, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and New Jersey waterfront.
Hudson River Park is the southern-most connection of the New York State Greenway. Its wide, picturesque paths are surrounded by landscaped lawns and piers that are ideal for jogging, cycling, skating, and strolling. (For the unequipped, bike rentals are available at Pier 84, West 44th Street.) Additionally, yoga and other fitness classes are regularly taught beside the water. For those visitors looking to get into the harbor, Hudson River Park offers many opportunities to test and improve paddling skills of all levels; just stop by Piers 40, 66, 84, or 96 to rent a boat or make use of one of the free public programs.
Although the park is most commonly associated with recreation and entertainment, it is also a valuable educational resource. With over 400 acres of estuarine sanctuary, it is ideal for hands-on ecological study and as such, there are free summer programs designed especially for children that feature recreation, ecology and even "Big City Fishing" sessions. Additionally, an abundance of wide open spaces, makes it an ideal venue for free outdoor events like concerts, movie screenings, art exhibitions and wellness programs.
Things to Do
Biking, walking, jogging, rollerblading, skateboarding, field sports, tennis, basketball, bowling, mini golf, beach volleyball, ice skating, rock climbing, sunbathing, bird watching, dog parks, boating, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, ecological study, carousel, trapeze, dancing, yoga, pilates and public art. Check park calendar for concerts, dances, films and other special events.