Discover the latest from Hudson River Park! Find fun tips for your next visit, read up on upcoming events, and dig deeper into exciting Park initiatives.

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!

Winter jasmine with its vibrant yellow hues

Visit our Apple Garden, and you’ll find bursts of nickel-sized yellow flowers. These bright winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) are among our first blooms of the season – a herald of colorful days to come. In fact, their Chinese name "Yingchunhua" means “Welcoming Spring Flower.” Introduced to the west from China ...

The fence along the bikeway in Hudson River Park

Spring may be a month away, but here in your Park, we’re preparing for the seasons of floral abundance ahead! This year, we’ve given our northern Chelsea parklands some extra attention, installing new fencing around our Habitat Garden, and undertaking major plantings along our bikeway buffers. Home to ...

Slushing through the snow covered esplanade

We’re getting into the Olympic spirit here at New York’s Park for Play. How could we not? Home to so many ways to get active and play, Hudson River Park abounds with dedicated athletes who make our piers, courts and fields their arena no matter the weather. As ...

Snowy walk in Hudson River Park

Winter is may be our Park’s quietest season, but this time of year brings its own striking beauty to our riverfront. If you’ve ever admired the silhouette of bare branches against a #HudsonRiverPark sunset, enjoyed a bundled-up stroll our snowy Tribeca boardwalk wonderland, or witnessed the stunning geometry ...

HRPK educators look at the plankton that was pulled from the river

Have you noticed a strong green hue in the river this past week? Right now our waters are experiencing a huge midwinter phytoplankton bloom. These microscopic plants, whose populations in the Hudson River and the Northern Atlantic spike this time of year, provide the world with over half of its ...

Visitors trudge through the snowy park

Winter may be the sleepiest season for Park plants, but our horticulturalists stay busy after the last bulbs are planted and cold-sensitive species find safe harbor in our nursery. From first frost to first bloom, our staff is hard at work keeping your Park safe and beautiful, and preparing for ...

Trees align the green lawn at Pier 84 in Hudson River Park

Featuring expansive greenspace (a substantial snow-scape, these days!), an exploratory Play Area, popular dog run, thriving boathouse, interactive fountain and more, Pier 84 is a Hell’s Kitchen gem. And the history of this dynamic pier is as rich and varied as its assets. From bustling passenger ship terminal to concert ...