Explore the Tide Deck, a rocky tidal marsh located on the western end of Pier 26 alongside our River Park team! Learn more about this special environment and the animals that inhabit our 400-acre Estuarine Sanctuary.
Tours offered every 30 minutes.
Experience Manhattan’s native ecology on the Pier 26 Tide Deck. Inspired by the natural shoreline that would have existed prior to Henry Hudson’s 1609 expedition, Pier 26 is designed to showcase key ecological communities representative of this native landscape, including a woodland forest, coastal grassland, maritime scrub, rocky tidal marsh and the Hudson River itself.
During this tour, we focus on the Tide Deck, which is an engineered rocky tidal marsh designed to ebb and flood with the River’s daily tidal cycle. It also features many interesting marsh plants and habitat enhancements including tide pools. Join our River Project staff to learn more about this special environment with guided tours of the Tide Deck. Space is limited, registration is recommended for these tours.