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!

Orange tulips

For our team, the Park’s tulips don’t just symbolize spring renewal; they serve as a living symbol of our dedicated Park community. Read an Earth Day tribute to the hard work of HRPK's Volunteers!

Bob the Blog is discussed by Park Educators and students

Take part in our STEM Activity of the Week series, and enjoy hands-on activities that are a fun and engaging way to connect with the Hudson River from anywhere.

Pink magnolia trees bloom along the esplanade in Hudson River Park

Hudson River Park has experienced a record-early spring this year. In fact, we spotted our first daffodils all the way back in February. In the weeks since, the Park's four miles have continued to bloom. Photos of this vibrant seasonal transition have brought us hope during a challenging time. While ...

Census ad featuring a girl smiling at the camera

The United States has counted its population every 10 years since 1790 — a process established by Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution. 230 years later, the decennial census remains just as vital to American life. The 2020 Census will help determine how billions of federal dollars flow into our states and communities ...

The night is a darkish blue with Blues BBQ blasting out tunes to the public

Hudson River Park brings together millions of New Yorkers and visitors from around the world each year to enjoy four miles of green, open recreational space, free cultural and fitness events, hands-on environmental education and more. HRPK is NOT part of NYC Parks and relies on private revenue and sponsorship ...

A Park visitor throws a plastic bottle into a recycling bin

Since the launch of HRPK’s Park Over Plastic initiative, we have rolled out 25 new recycling bins throughout the Park to encourage Park users to recycle responsibly. There is often confusion around what can and cannot be recycled in NYC. Are all plastics recyclable? What items go in each bin? ...

A man proposes with a dedication plaque on a park bench

Hudson River Park is our shared backyard, but we each find places along the Park’s four miles that feel particularly our own. Perhaps yours is a riverfront bench where your family watches sunsets on summer nights. Maybe it’s a grove of trees along your favorite pier that offer ...