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Hudson River Park is where you go in NYC for recreation, relaxing, events, culture, dining, panoramic views and more. On more than a dozen public piers, not to mention miles of pathways and landscapes, you’ll discover a park that offers more than you may imagine—a place that surprises and delights visitors with a diverse and eclectic range of activities and experiences that stimulate the senses and allow spirits to soar.

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Composting at Hudson River Park makes it easy for local residents to participate in simple yet effective actions to support sustainability in their neighborhood.

Offering panoramic views of Lower Manhattan and the New York Harbor, Pier 25 sparkles with fun recreational activities for all ages. 

Opened in 2020, Pier 26 introduces Park visitors to the Hudson River environment through design inspired by the historical Hudson River landscape and features plenty of places to play, relax and enjoy amazing views.

You’ll find a meandering boardwalk through native plants, a street-style skatepark, dog run, basketball and tennis courts along this lively stretch of waterfront.

Popular with runners and sunset chasers, Pier 34 is also a place to ponder engineering history and go fishing.

At more than 15 acres, Pier 40 is the largest pier along the Hudson River. This mixed-use commercial/recreation pier generates revenue for the overall Park’s care while also hosting boating, our River Project and much-loved public ball fields.

Countless New Yorkers head to this popular pier at the foot of Christopher Street in the warm months to catch some rays while lounging on a large, green lawn.

This tree-lined, Greenwich Village retreat features a large artificial turf lawn for casual exercise and play, plus raised seating areas and a pile field on the western end.

Beloved by families, the Pier 51 playground offers imaginative play with a nautical theme. Children especially love the expansive water and sand play areas.

There’s much to see and do in the Greenwich Village Upland. The vibrant scene has shaded seating areas, scenic overlooks, public art, dining and a dog run.

This Meatpacking District hideaway, east of the roadway, has an elegant oval of grass as its grand feature, surrounded by tables and chairs, and is tucked behind a playful fence.

Opened in 2023, Gansevoort Peninsula is the largest stand-alone recreational space in Hudson River Park. Providing 5.5 acres with a sandy shoreline beach, ballfield, pine grove, boardwalks, adult fitness equipment, and a salt marsh. Plus, the last remaining block of 13th Avenue!

Located just south of 14th Street in Hudson River Park, Little Island is conceived and built in partnership with the Diller-Von Furstenberg Family Foundation and Hudson River Park Trust.

Historic Pier 57 has been newly restored, providing ample indoor and outdoor public open space, including a rooftop Park, a waterfront food market, City Winery, community spaces and an interactive gallery and classroom focused on local wildlife and waterways.

The Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex includes Piers 59, 60 and 61 and is a major center for sports and entertainment in New York City.

Pier 62’s elegant Entry Garden welcomes visitors with abundant flora. Walk west to enjoy the whimsical carousel, free California-style skatepark and views galore.

Oriented north-south instead of in the traditional pier configuration, Pier 63 provides an opportunity to create a wide-open passive green space – the largest in the Park.

With a formal tree grove and a unique position affording views to the George Washington Bridge and Statue of Liberty, Pier 64 is a special place for relaxation.

Phase 2 construction improvements at Chelsea Waterside, just east of West Street, are complete. The new design includes a permanent picnic area, a new public restroom facility, an expanded and refreshed synthetic turf field and an expanded dog park.

Maritime history comes alive at Pier 66a. Find a surviving railroad float transfer bridge and a historical barge that’s a lively seasonal restaurant, Pier 66 Maritime (Frying Pan).

Explore the river at this nautical pier, offering kayaking, sailing and public art at the far western edge.

What’s happening behind that fence? Nature! The Habitat Garden contains a diverse variety of plants native to the shores of the Hudson River, and is periodically open for educational tours and nature walks by appointment.

Hudson River Park’s Pier 76 is now open to the public as of June 2021. The structure will be temporary, with more permanent plans set to be developed by the Hudson River Park Trust with insight from the community.

While part of Hudson River Park, Pier 79 is operated by New York City as a public ferry terminal.

Long home to the World Yacht excursion vessels, Pier 81 recently added the North River Lobster Company to its fleet.

An iconic New York City business and attraction, Circle Line has offered sight-seeing cruises and charters for generations of New Yorkers, school children and tourists.

With a thriving boathouse, HRPK classroom, a popular dog run, food and bike concessions and its signature fountain, Pier 84 is a Hell’s Kitchen gem.

Pier 86 is home to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The pier itself (but not the exhibits) is free and open to the public during museum hours. 

Pier 95 may be small, but it’s got a big personality. It’s part of the Clinton Cove section of Hudson River Park.

This quiet, grassy area offers a retreat from the busy city. Come here to kayak, toss a ball, picnic or watch the sunset.

Part of Hudson River Park’s mission is to create opportunities for people to get into the water. The Pier 96 Boathouse is one of four custom-built structures dedicated to this purpose.

Hudson River Park’s northernmost public Park pier is Pier 97, now in design and soon to add more dramatic beauty and fun to the waterfront.

Hudson River Park is not just a place for recreation. Several of its piers are still in service supporting important municipal and other essential functions.