Greenwich Village was Hudson River Park’s first completed section, and for nearly two decades this popular stretch has delighted Park visitors. Featuring uninterrupted esplanade, spectacular views of Lower Manhattan and the New York Harbor, and lawns perfect for a shaded picnic or an afternoon of sunbathing, this portion of the Park is the perfect place to play, explore and relax.
Piers & Places
At more than 15 acres, Pier 40 is the largest pier along the Hudson River. This mixed-use commercial/recreation pier generates revenue for the overall Park’s care while also hosting boating, our River Project and much-loved public ball fields.
Countless New Yorkers head to this popular pier at the foot of Christopher Street in the warm months to catch some rays while lounging on a large, green lawn.
This tree-lined, Greenwich Village retreat features a large artificial turf lawn for casual exercise and play, plus raised seating areas and a pile field on the western end.
There’s much to see and do in the Greenwich Village Upland. The vibrant scene has shaded seating areas, scenic overlooks, public art, dining and a dog run.
Beloved by families, the Pier 51 playground offers imaginative play with a nautical theme. Children especially love the expansive water and sand play areas.