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HRPK 550 Fund: Care for Every Acre

Hudson River Park spans four+ miles over 550 acres of water and green space, providing unmatched opportunities for relaxation, recreation and reflection for millions of visitors each year and in every season. HRPK is a vital recreational, environmental, educational and cultural resource for New York City and the west side community.

magnolias sunset over pier and Hudson River with HRPK 550 artHudson River Park is NOT a City-run park and relies on supporters like you for its maintenance, operations and free programs. With your support of the HRPK 550 Fund, the nation’s preeminent waterfront park can remain a clean, green and beautiful destination for all — now and for generations to come. Hudson River Park Friends needs to raise $550,000 before March 31, 2024.

Please make a gift today:

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HRPK is financially self-sustaining and relies on private support for its annual operations, maintenance and public programs. The HRPK 550 Fund supports:

  • Landscapes and gardens: the four+ miles of lawns, trees and gardens that make Hudson River Park an urban oasis and beloved backyard for millions, as well as expert horticulturists and HRPK Friends volunteers who keep our green space thriving and beautiful.
  • Education and estuary research: You can make the environmental research, hands-on STEM education and marine science programs that HRPK’s River Project brings to the community possible, inspiring scientists of all ages across NYC and communicating the ecological importance of the Park’s 400-acre Estuarine Sanctuary.
  • Environmental sustainability: Our environmental sustainability efforts include a robust Community Composting Program serving neighborhoods all along the Park and a park-wide plastics reduction initiative – Park Over Plastic – that help build a greener NYC.
  • Free public programming: Your support of the HRPK 550 Fund will bring free, fun, diverse culturally-rich programming to your riverfront backyard. You can enable Hudson River Park to transform into an open-air classroom, waterfront workout studio, outdoor concert venue, sunset dance floor and so much more. From supporting public health through fitness to providing inspiring resources in performing arts to the community your support will make a positive impact on New York City.

For additional information and to learn more about how you can support HRPK and your local environment, please contact Connie Fishman, Executive Director at Hudson River Park Friends, at:

Thank you to our HRPK 550 Fund Donors

$50,000 to $99,000

Sonia and Paul T. Jones II

$10,000 to $24,999

Susanna Aaron and Gary Ginsberg
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.
Ingrid Arneberg
Stephen Cugliari
Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller
Heath Golden
Alicia and Doug Griffith
Jennifer and Phillip Han
Rachel and Drew Katz
Cynthia and Peter Kellogg
Leon Levy Foundation
Jennifer and Steve Dutton
Michael and Sukey Novogratz
Anni Muir and Russell Osur
Kim-Thu Posnett and Michael Pastor
Kim and Dan Pillemer
Nancy and Fred Poses
Britt Power and Ryan Asher
Sarah and Daniel Rueven
Lee and Justin Sadrian
Haley and David Schwartz
Leanne and Richard Tavoso
Diana L. Taylor
Warburg Pincus
Matt Weinsten
Peter Wisniewski
$5,000 to $9,999

David Bahk
Kyra Barry
Lindsay and Matt Blank
Taryn and Sam Blank
Marc Brodherson
Ana and Eric Cantor
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
Emily Dougherty & Rami Turayhi
Drake/Anderson LLC
Justine Lee
Rachel and Jimmy Levin
Meryl and Joseph Levin
Paula and Eric Madoff
Elizabeth Fearon Pepperman and Richard C. Pepperman, II
Abby Pillari
Susan and David Rockefeller, Jr.
Joseph B. Rose
Michael and Janna Stern
Tishman Speyer Properties LP
Kristen and Daniel Williams
Madelyn and Steven Wils
Mariano Zimmler
coneflowers and Hudson River HPRK 550 art

Hudson River Park offers a delightful diversity of plantings and hardscape styles, linked by a four-mile-long esplanade. The Park’s botanical bounty across its 550 acres provides a wide assortment of seasonal beauty and a welcome respite to millions of visitors each year.

girls and magnifying glasses HPRK 550 art

HRPK's River Project helps increase appreciation and understanding of the Hudson River through hands-on environmental education. Programs inspire budding scientists of all ages to see the River and Park as a living laboratory for STEM exploration, serving thousands of students from all five NYC boroughs.

green trees and lawn HRPK 550 art

Responsible park construction and sustainable operations are integral to Hudson River Park. Over the past three years, sustainability efforts have also grown to include larger Park-wide initiatives focused on composting and plastics reduction.