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Whether you’re interested in our environmental research, educational offerings, sustainability initiatives, cultural programming, volunteer opportunities, or vibrant year-round horticulture and wildlife, you’ve come to the right place. Enjoy getting to know your west side backyard!

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.

crocuses in snow

To start the year fresh, we’re looking ahead to new beginnings. As we continue our Countdown to Spring, we put together some of our favorite pieces of wisdom about looking ahead to warmer, colorful days.

pier 26 at sunset

As we wind down a year like no other, we’re taking a look back at the new ways we connected with our community and the Park’s role in our lives this year, as well as new beginnings that give us hope for the brighter days ahead.


This year the promise of spring's renewal feels especially life-giving, and we're counting down the days with springtime highlights.

Menhaden Run Horizontal (1)

In recent weeks, large schools of menhaden have been observed in our local waters. Unfortunately, numerous menhaden have been observed as dead or struggling to swim, an event called a fish kill. Learn more about this event and how it is connected to recent whale sitings in our waters.

Pier 64 fall foliage side view 2020

We've seen an especially colorful autumn across Hudson River Park. We're celebrating the best of this beautiful season by sharing some of our favorite fall views from across the Park.

Pumpkin Smash hero 2020

On Saturday, November 7, Hudson River Park celebrated sustainability at the Park’s third annual Pumpkin Smash, collecting nearly 1,000 pounds of pumpkins which our Park staff will turn into nutrient-rich compost. Read more about this smashing success and the green impact of HRPK's Community Compost Program.