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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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HRPK Compost Drop Off Tomatoes

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

People gathered at the end of Pier 25 looking out at the sunset on the Hudson river

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

Head on view of Pier 26

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.

Trees shade Park walkers on the esplanade, featuring bright pink flowers

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.

Pier 34 at dusk along an orange and pink Hudson River sunset

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

Sunset over the ball fields at HRPK's Pier 40

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.

A large gathering of park visitors sit on the green lawn at Pier 45 sunbathing and admiring the views of the Hudson River

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.

The Empire State Building towers in the distance at Pier 46

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.

A young girl enjoying bubbles at Pier 51's playground

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

Purple street lights and the moon reflect against the nighttime waters of the Hudson River at HRPK's Greenwich Village Upland

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.

14th Street Park Man Sunbathing

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.

Rendering of Gansevoort Peninsula from a birds eye view

At 5.5 acres, Gansevoort Peninsula will become the largest new active and passive recreation space in Hudson River Park, providing an accessible beach, ball field, pine grove, dog run and river seating on three sides of the peninsula. Plus, the last remaining block of 13th Avenue!

Little Island at HRPK

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.

pier 57 roof

Historic Pier 57 has been newly restored, providing acres of new public open space including a beautiful new rooftop park and now open daily from 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM. City Winery is also open, offering food and live music. Other good things are on their way, timed for Fall 2022!

The aerial view of Chelsea Piers

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.

A skateboarder in a gold helmet skates down the hill at Pier 62

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.

A group of visitors exercising on Pier 63 as the sun sets

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.

pier 64 couple walking pathway crab apples

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.

Aerial rendering of improvements coming to Chelsea Waterside Park at HRPK

Just east of West Street, construction has begun on Phase 2 improvements at Chelsea Waterside Park. The new design includes a permanent picnic area, a new public restroom facility, an expanded and refreshed synthetic turf field, a small concession stand and an expanded dog run.

The Frying Pan, a red vessel at Pier 66a

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).

long time water wheel pier 66

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

Habitat Garden

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.

Pier 76

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.

NY Waterway cruise vessel heads down the Hudson River during sunset

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

Enjoy Lobster? The North River Lobster Company serves patrons on Pier 81

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

A side view of the Circle Line cruise entrance on Pier 83 at Hudson River Park

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.

Two Park visitors enjoying the fountain area on Pier 84 at Hudson River Park

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.

The Intrepid sits on the Hudson River for passerby's to enjoy HRPK Pier 86

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. 

Park patrons watch the sun's rays on the water along Pier 95 at Hudson RIver Park

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

Park patrons relax on the Clinton Cove lawn at 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.

Kayakers prepare for launch in the Hudson River

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.

Pier 97 Rendering overhead shot

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.

The FDNY Fire House on Gansevoort Peninsula, a red and white fireboat is docked

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.