Setting standards for waterfront parks nationally, Hudson River Park is a unique outdoor space in New York City, affording visitors access to a wide range of natural habitats on both land and water.
Hudson River Park was conceived as a series of distinct waterfront experiences with each geographic point of entry offering its own invitation to a distinct landscape. Multiple landscape architecture teams designed the separate Park sections, resulting in a delightful diversity of plantings and hardscape styles, linked by a four-mile-long esplanade. The Park’s botanical bounty provides a wide assortment of seasonable beauty and a welcome respite to millions of visitors each year.
The plant life here is meant to buffer visitors from the hum of the city and open eyes to the vista of the Hudson River and its naturally calming effect. Pops of seasonal color provide a welcome contrast to the brick, concrete, steel and glass city across the highway. Four seasons of award-winning gardens and landscapes abound to keep the Park community coming back for more, whether in anticipation of flower buds about to bloom in the spring, or of trees to burst into fall color. Hudson River Park offers the best ticket in town for a spectacular west side show.
For a listing of blooms in the Park, view our Bloom Guide.
Four seasons of award-winning gardens and landscapes abound to keep the Park community coming back for more.
There are roughly 2,000 trees planted in Hudson River Park. Learn more about the many varieties here.