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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!

walter composting at new compost bin pier 45

Participating in Hudson River Park’s Community Compost Program is a great way to go green this Earth Day (and beyond). Learn more about the environmental benefits of composting and how to use our new Community Compost Tracker to understand our collective impact.

live from the field plankton

Every year, we see the first signs of spring in the life around us. Under the waves of the Hudson River, similar changes take place in a beautifully important event called a plankton bloom. Learn how our team studies this phenomenon.

includes interns in Pier 84 classroom

Each year, the Park’s 400-acre Estuarine Sanctuary provides a living laboratory and an outdoor classroom, right in Manhattan’s backyard. As HRPK’s River Project revs up for an exciting 2022 season, we're kicking off with two events for teachers. 

snowman happy

From discovering the Park's winter gems to finding fun ways to stay active to embarking on winter adventures, here are our tips to make the most of the second half of winter in the Park.

Scientists collect samples of environmental DNA to study Hudson River Park local fish dynamics.

Learn how to explore HRPK’s first-ever Water Quality Dashboard, a user-friendly digital dashboard that digs deeper into our local water quality and provides insight about the health of our local waterways.

Oyster gabion installation in Tribeca for habitat enhancement at Hudson River Park

The Tribeca Habitat Enhancement Project has added added an incredible 11.2 million Eastern oysters to Park waters in total. Learn more about the first large-scale habitat restoration effort installed within HRPK’s Estuarine Sanctuary,

On Friday, December 3 we officially broke ground on the renewal of HRPK’s Chelsea Waterside Park. Anticipated to be complete in winter 2022, the improvements now underway will provide more green space and plantings, add new features and refresh and improve existing amenities for the community.