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Hudson River Park is a place where children of all ages can play, learn and be inspired by new experiences. There are countless ways to get active and explore, including the Park’s free family-friendly cultural events and hands-on science programs. See a space shuttle, meet a seahorse, climb a pipefish the Park is your oyster (and your Oyster Chariot awaits!)

Interested in getting involved? Explore membership options for families and learn more about the Hudson River Park Friends Playground Committee.

Activities, Attractions and More

A volleyball player crouches down to make sure he hits the ball

Feel the sand between your toes and get a great workout with friends at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25 beach volleyball courts.

Kids and adults enjoy a ride on the carousel at Pier 62

Take a ride on Hudson River Park’s Pier 62 Carousel featuring 33 hand-carved, custom-designed Hudson River Valley animals.

The aerial view of Chelsea Piers

The Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex includes Piers 59, 60 and 61 and is a major center for sports and entertainment in New York City.

Kids play in the water area at Chelsea Waterside Playground

This newly redesigned playground features a 64-foot wooden slide in the shape of a Pipefish, a nod to Hudson River’s aquatic wildlife.

A propeller powered plane is one of the many exhibits at the Intrepid Museum on Pier 86 at Hudson River Park

Located on Hudson River Park’s Pier 86, the Intrepid Museum was founded in 1982 with the acquisition of the USS Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark.

Night time with the historic vessel The Lilac lit up for the visitors

The LILAC, a historic steamship built in 1933 for the US Lighthouse service, docks on the north side of Hudson River Park’s Pier 25.

A mini-golf player focuses on putting the ball into the hole

Enjoy a fun day or evening at Manhattan’s only 18-hole miniature golf course. Players of all ages welcome. No reservation required, walk-ins only.

Children and their parents play on the jungle gym at Hudson River Park's Pier 25

Filled with activities for children including swings, climbing structures and water features, children exercise their imaginations and muscles at this urban oasis.

A young girl enjoying bubbles at Pier 51's playground

Beloved by families, Hudson River Park’s Pier 51 playground offers water features and imaginative play with a nautical theme.

A group of Park visitors enjoy looking at the fish in the wetlab aquarium on Hudson River Park's Pier 40

Hudson River Park's River Project Wetlab is a native aquarium and marine biology field station.

Kids creating their own water filter

Guided activities, experiments and videos that bring local waters, wildlife and science to life. Connect with the Hudson River virtually using common household items, your device of choice and printable worksheets.

Orange and yellow trees align the Tribeca Skatepark where active kids enjoy spinning around

This “Street-style” skatepark features stairs, ledges and rails that resemble an actual street plaza. Open to all levels of skateboarders and rollerbladers.

A skateboarder in a gold helmet skates down the hill at Pier 62

This “California-style” skatepark uses structural foam to create shapes typically sculpted in nature. Open to all levels of skateboarders and rollerbladers.

A kid in a red jersey kicks a soccer ball at two kids in blue jerseys

Hudson River Park’s four miles of piers, esplanades and boast abundant play spaces and sports fields, courts and more.