“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”
– Rachel Carson, marine biologist, author and conservationist
While there’s plenty of beauty to appreciate in the Park in winter, we can’t deny that during the colder months, we look ahead to the brighter, warmer days, when our open space grows green again, bursting with joyful spring color.
This past winter, the promise of spring’s renewal felt especially life-giving. That’s why we counted down the days, here on our website, and on social media (follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter).
Below, we put together some of our favorite springtime highlights. Now that spring has arrived, we encourage you to check out our Bloom Guide.
Gallery of 2020 Blooms
Hudson River Park experienced a record-early spring in 2020, and an especially beautiful one. As we look ahead, enjoy some of our favorite photos from the Park’s last blooming season:
Purple Leaf Plum
Callery Pear Tree
Purple Leaf Plum
Cornelian Cherry Dogwood
A Window into HRPK’s Apple Garden
We watched the arrival of spring in the Park in one of Hudson River Park’s most beloved gardens. As the season begins, we’re beginning to see colorful hues make their appearance. Soon, this view will fill with more blooms and greenery.
Believe it or not, one of the biggest changes that takes place in HRPK each spring happens below the surface of the Hudson River. As conditions become just right, drifting plants, animals and other organisms, collectively called plankton, begin to reproduce and multiply — rapidly!
As we continue our spring countdown, we’re taking a closer look at the lives of the Lenape and their ways of celebrating the passage of the seasons.
Spring is finally gracing us with warm, wonderful weather and new blooms, and we can’t wait to see you along our riverfront to kick off the season.
When they spring up all throughout Hudson River Park, our tulips offer the colorful promise that the blooming season is here to stay.
With bright, daisy-like petals and spiny, dome-shaped heads, your Park’s Echinacea—commonly called coneflowers—are some of HRPK's most iconic summer-bloomers.
Hibiscus and black-eyed Susans are bold, blooming reminders that summer is still in full swing along our riverfront!