Rules & Regulations

Hudson River Park is now Smoke Free! (see Rules below)

To enhance and provide for the safety, well-being and enjoyment of individuals who use Hudson River Park, and to ensure that each park patron has the opportunity to use and enjoy upland park and water, these Rules and Regulations have been established by Hudson River Park Trust.

The rules, modeled after many of the existing park rules for New York City and State parks, outline permitted and prohibited uses and activities in Hudson River Park. In addition, they set forth the process for submitting permit applications needed to conduct certain uses, activities or events, as well as the criteria for review of such applications.

Hudson River Park Rules & Regulations (full text)

The Hudson River Park Trust is seeking comments on its proposed amendments to the Rules and Regulations under Part 751 to Title 21 NYCRR. The Trust seeks to create a new penalty schedule for the enforcement of violations of Park rules, reorganize rule sections, and provide minor text changes.  The public comment period extends from May 13, 2020 through July 13, 2020. Comments may be sent by regular mail to Christine Fazio, Esq., Hudson River Park Trust, Pier 40, 2nd Floor, 353 West Street, New York, N.Y. 10014 or by email to

Hudson River Park Rules & Regulations  Draft Amendment - April 15, 2020

Draft Amendment Supporting Documents – April 15, 2020

As a state public benefit corporation, the Trust is subject to New York State's Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requirements. The Trust's FOIL regulations set forth the procedure for requesting and obtaining information from the Trust.

FOIL (Freedom of Information Law)

In accordance with the requirements of the Hudson River Park Act, the Trust has enacted lease regulations, which set forth the criteria for the leasing of properties in Hudson River Park.

Lease Regulations