Hudson River Park

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Hudson River park is a stretch of waterfront park along the Hudson River that extends from Battery Park to 59th Street.  The park is known and loved for its plentiful flowers, benches, piers and views of the river as well as its public programs for adults and kids alike.  There is truly something for everyone to enjoy at Hudson River Park.

About Hudson River Park

Hudson River Park is home to many bicycle and pedestrian paths that run from north to south, including the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway.  The park also contains tennis and soccer fields, a children’s playground, a dog run for your furry friends, batting cages, recreational piers and much more.

The Hudson River Park connects many of Manhattan’s most popular tourist destinations and points of interest including:

  • Battery Park
  • Battery Park City
  • The World Trade Center site
  • The World Financial Center/Winter Garden
  • Chelsea Piers
  • Pier 57
  • Pier 63 (home of historic ships Frying Pan and the John J. Harney)
  • The Intrepid Air and Space Museum
  • Riverside Park

The park connects many Manhattan neighborhoods as well, including:

  • Lower Manhattan
  • Battery Park City
  • TriBeCa
  • Greenwich Village
  • Gansevoort Market (The Meatpacking District)
  • Chelsea
  • Midtown West
  • Hell’s Kitchen

Fun on the Water

More than 400 acres of the park’s 550 total acres are actually located in the Hudson River, and there are many wonderful recreational activities that visitors can enjoy.  There are currently three non-motorized boathouses on the river, with a fourth under construction in TriBeCa.  Visitors can partake in a range of water sports including paddle-boarding, kayaking, sailing, rowing, swimming and boat building.

Sports and Recreation

For those that enjoy land-based activities, Hudson River Park also provides many sports and recreation activities for both adults and kids to enjoy.  Some of these include:

  • Baseball at Pier 40 in Greenwich Village
  • Basketball in multiple locations
  • Batting cages at Chelsea Piers
  • Beach volleyball at Pier 25 in TriBeCa
  • Bicycling along the five mile bike path
  • Bowling at Chelsea Piers
  • Carousel rides at Pier 62 in Chelsea
  • Field sports in multiple locations
  • Golf at Chelsea Piers
  • Ice Skating at Chelsea Piers
  • Mini Golf at Pier 25 in TriBeCa
  • Rock Climbing at Chelsea Piers
  • Running along the pedestrian paths
  • Skate parks in multiple locations
  • Sunbathing throughout the park
  • Tennis in Greenwich Village
  • Trapeze at Pier 40 in Greenwich Village
  • Walking tour at Pier 40 in Greenwich Village

Art in the Park

Hudson River Park is also known for its outstanding examples of public art, found throughout the park.  Some of the pieces on display include:

  • The Apple at Pier 46 in Greenwich Village
  • Long Time at Pier 66 in Chelsea
  • Holland-America Line Mural at Pier 40 in Greenwich Village
  • Serpentine Structures at Watts St. in TriBeCa
  • Two Too Large Tables at W. 26th St. in Chelsea
  • AIDS Memorial at W. 11th St. in Greenwich Village

More Information

For more information about events, programs, food and shopping in Hudson River Park, call the Hudson River Park Trust at 212-627-2020 or visit http://www.hudsonriverpark.org/.

 

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