Park Policies

The Hudson River Park Act, signed into law in 1998, authorizes the Trust to adopt, amend or rescind such rules, regulations and orders as may be necessary for the performance and exercise of its duties. We encourage park visitors to become familiar with the policies listed here.

Code of Ethical Conduct for Hudson River Park Trust Directors, Officers and Employees

These specific rules govern conflicts of interest and outside activities and may be amended by majority vote of the Trust Board of Directors in accordance with applicable Trust By-Laws requirements.

Estuarine Sanctuary Management Plan

The Estuarine Sanctuary Management Plan provides guidelines for resource protection, public access, recreation, education, research, park policies, laws & regulations.

Historic Vessel Policy

The Trust has prepared a Historic Vessel policy to encourage and strengthen the historic and educational components of the evolving Park and waterfront. Prior to adopting this policy, HRPT sought information from other maritime parks and museums throughout the country and gave consideration to the requirements of various funding sources and legal concerns in developing this policy.

The policy identifies selection criteria for long-term and short-term docking of historic vessels within the Park. In addition to being listed or eligible for listing on the State and/or National Register(s) of Historic Places, the Trust will give consideration to various criteria including, but not limited to, the vessel’s condition, public access and programming needs, and the relationship of the vessel to NYC maritime history.

Internal Controls Policy
Internal Audit Evaluation Criteria
Internal Control Summary & Certification

Internal controls are the procedures and policies implemented by the Trust to ensure compliance with its established mission and objectives, in a manner that:

  • Promotes orderly, economical, efficient and effective operations,
  • Safeguards resources against loss due to waste, abuse, mismanagement, and fraud,
  • Promotes adherence to laws, regulations, policies, and management directives, and
  • Develops and maintains reliable financial and management data, and accurately presents that data in timely reports.

Investment Guidelines

Kayak and Canoe Policy

The Kayak and Canoe policy identifies practical measures to be followed to promote both safety and fun on the Hudson River. While in Hudson River Park’s designated boundaries, boaters should be mindful of this policy as well as obey all federal, state and local boating rules and regulations.

Boating in the Sanctuary

Lobbying Contacts Policy


Pursuant to Article 15-A and regulations adopted thereunder, the Hudson River Park Trust has established goals for the participation of certified minority and women-owned business (MWBE) enterprises in the performance of services under contract with the Trust.

These goals have been prescribed as percentages of the overall proposal/contract dollar amount. Hudson River Park Trust’s goals are 30% in the awarding of contract dollars to MWBEs. MWBE-certificated firms are found in the Directory of Certified MWBEs offered by Empire State Development.

Hudson River Park Trust is also a sponsor of the Competitive Edge Conference for MWBEs.

Bids & Business Opportunities

Privacy Policy

When visiting this website, Hudson River Park Trust automatically collects and stores information about your visit.

Procurement Guidelines

Prompt Payment Policy

The Prompt Payment policy was promulgated in accordance with the requirements of section 2880 of the Public Authorities Law and sets forth the policy of the Hudson River Park Trust for the making of prompt payments to those who contract with HRPT. Included in the policy are the payment request procedure, prompt payment schedule and the method of interest computation.


Pursuant to Title I and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Hudson River Park Trust provides reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities to assist such employees in performing the essential functions of their job and makes reasonable modifications in its practices and policies to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in Trust activities and events.

ADA Notice

ADA Grievance Procedure

ADA Complaint Form