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Alerts & Advisories

May 31, 2023


  • May 30–31: Chelsea Waterside Playground will be closed for construction.
  • No e-bikes, e-scooters or motorized vehicles of any kind are permitted on the Park’s esplanades or piers, or on the bike path adjacent to the Park.
  • Biking and scootering are prohibited on the Park’s esplanades and piers. Walk your bike or scooter, or use the bike path adjacent to the Park.


Bikeway Construction Notice: On March 13, NYSDOT began repaving and restriping the bikeway from W 59 St. to Battery Place. Work will be performed overnight between 9:00 PM to approximately 5:00 AM and will be completed in sections of several blocks at a time, beginning with various locations between Warren St. and W 54 St. Bikeway users will be detoured accordingly and some Park entrances and exits will be closed during this overnight period. As a reminder, bike riding is not allowed on Park pathways. The project is scheduled to be completed by June 30 (until SDOT says otherwise).

For more information, please see the NYSDOT Construction Notice or contact the NYSDOT’s Region 11 Community Liaison at or 917-885-1008.

Chelsea Waterside Park Construction: Construction is nearly complete on Phase 2 of improvements at Chelsea Waterside Park.

Constructing the new and improved amenities will require closures of existing Park areas at times, including the ballfield. The timing and extent of closures are being coordinated to keep as much of the Park open at a time as possible and to minimize the closure durations. The playground and basketball court will generally remain open throughout. For a full project timeline, please visit here.

Please take note of our detour signs when posted and check back here for updates:

  • Chelsea Waterside Park is expected to reopen in Spring 2023. 
  • The Chelsea Waterside playground slide is closed for maintenance.

New Crosswalk & Tennis Court Reconstruction: Construction activities south of Pier 40 will include the building of a new crosswalk and the reconstruction of the tennis courts. Please be aware of your surroundings while passing through this area. As of May 15, all three tennis courts are open. 

Pier 97 Construction: To accommodate construction on the Comfort Station building at Pier 97, which will house public restrooms, a concession, and park maintenance facility, the existing barrier has been moved East. The construction will maintain a 5’-0” wide pedestrian path along the frontage of Pier 97 and leave the bicycle lanes unchanged. This condition will remain until the Summer of 2023 when comfort station is scheduled to be complete.


  • The lawn at 14th Street Park is currently closed. The turf cover now in place will help promote healthy spring growth.
  • Sports fields at Hudson River Park are open with restrictions:
    • All organized group play must be permitted. For recreational permits for athletic fields, please visit here.
    • Participants must adhere to any requirements for masks and social distancing established by New York State or New York City.
    • Organized groups are strongly encouraged to record attendance in the event contact tracing is needed.
    • Pursuant to CDC guidelines, masks are strongly recommended for unvaccinated patrons when participating in activities with close contact to others.


The health and well-being of our community is of the utmost importance to us, and we continue to closely monitor this evolving health concern under the leadership of New York State and New York City.

For more information about coronavirus and a guide on how to stay safe, please visit:
NYC Department of Health
NYS Department of Health

If you have specific questions about the virus, please contact the New York coronavirus hotline at 888-364-3065. You can also text COVID to 692-692 to receive regular SMS texts with the latest news and developments from Notify NYC.