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HRPK 550 Fund: Care for Every Acre

magnolias sunset over pier and Hudson River with HRPK 550 artHudson 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.

Hudson 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, 2025.

With the Park’s expansion, there is an increased need for operational and maintenance revenue. As you are aware, our model of self-sufficiency means that our friends and neighbors participate directly in making the Park the incredible community resource that it is today. Your gift to Hudson River Park Friends will help us to maintain and grow the Parks landscapes and gardens, education and estuary research, environmental sustainability, and free public programming.

Please make a gift today to our annual fund:

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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 [email protected].

Thank you to our HRPK 550 Fund Donors

2025DISCOVERY
$25,000 to $49,999

The Rueven Family

HOPEWELL
$10,000 to $24,999

Teresa and Nicholas Casal
Cheng Chen
Kendall Mimeault
Beth Redmond
ADMIRAL
$5,000 to $9,999

De Sole Family Foundation
Cate Halsey and George Olsen

2024HALF MOON
$50,000 to $99,000
The Nickols Family
Kim-Thu Posnett and Michael Pastor

DISCOVERY
$25,000 to $49,999

Allie and Nat Turner
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Brookfield
Christian Keesee and Larry Keigwin
Dana Tang and Andrew Darrell
Diana L. Taylor
Holly Peterson
Jamie Alter Lynton
Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros
Lili Lynton and Michael Ryan
Mary J. Penniman and Garrett Moran
Megan and Ben Shaoul
Nancy and Fred Poses
Sue and David Viniar
The Hammack Family
The Rueven Family
Warburg Pincus
Zara and David Tisch and Family

HOPEWELL
$10,000 to $24,999

The Angelo Family
Alicia and Doug Griffiths
Antoinette Delruelle and Joshua L. Steiner
Blair Effron
Dan Irom
David Lapham and Clark Mitchell
Delta Air Lines
Elizabeth and Richard Pepperman
Elizabeth Glazer and William Montgomery
Emily Dougherty and Rami Turayhi
Genna and Michael Baron
Gregory Starikovsky
Hanna and Bret Richheimer
Haley and David Schwartz
Jamie and Jeffrey Harris
Jenny and Steve Dutton
Jessica and Todd Jacobs
Jill and John Foley
Jodi and Craig Balsam
Leanne and Richard Tavoso
The Levin Family
Lizzie & Jonathan Tisch
Martha Stewart
May and Samuel Rudin Family
Parents of Maya and Leo Katz
The Sadrian Family
Teresa and Nicholas Casal
TJX Foundation, Inc.
Vinay Menda
ADMIRAL
$5,000 to $9,999

Alexandra and Grant Frankel
Ana and Eric Cantor
Ana Meier and Daniel Creighton
Andie and Jon Kully
Barry F. Schwartz
Ben Dell
Catherine Blaney Petralia
Commodore Construction
Edison Properties
The Fernandez-Aller Family
The Georgetown Company
Ingrid Arneberg
Jessica and Tim Ogilvie
Jill and Alan Rappaport
Josh Bissu
Julie and Richard Katzman
Kerith Aronow and Saul Shapiro
Krista Miniutti and Paul Carberry
Kristen and Daniel Williams
Lenore Vassil
Liberty Mutual Surety
Lindsay and Brian Cooper
Lindsay and Matt Blank
Lizzie & Jonathan Tisch
Maria and Gaetano Muzio
Mariano Zimmler
The Marrus Family
Mary S. Glucksman
McGriff Insurance
The Meghji Family
Natasha and Massimo Caronna
The Padia Family
Paula and Eric Madoff
Phyllis and Bernard Sussman
Rachel and Jimmy Levin
Richard Plepler
Shari Hyman and Daniel Horwitz
Tavros Capital
The Wasserman Family















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.

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.

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.

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