Hudson River Park

Great views, miles of waterfront paths, recreational and cultural opportunities await you in Hudson River Park

View of Hudson River Park from the River
View of Hudson River Park from the River cc licensed photo by shinya

A jewel of New York City with striking river views, Hudson River Park is the second largest park in Manhattan boasting 550 acres of bicycle and walking paths, sports fields and courts, skate parks, recreational piers and a tennis center stretched out for 5 miles along the eastern bank of the Hudson River.

In the not so distant past, this park consisted of old warehouses and industrial land along the river and which has been transformed, and is still being transformed into a great space for people to enjoy and relax in. Hudson River Park is a gateway connecting Battery Park, the World Trade Center site, the World Financial Center, Chelsea Piers and the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum and Riverside Park.

Starting at 59th Street and ending in Battery Park, the Hudson River Park Greenway is the highest traffic bike path in the United States and also makes a great walking tour. It's a short walk to the Tribeca Skate Park and Pier 25's water playground and climbing wall. Pier 26 is home to the Downtown Boathouse, where the public can borrow canoes and kayaks for a small donation. Currently undergoing restoration, the long abandoned Pier 34 has been transformed into an underground urban art gallery by local artists.

In the Greenwich Village section, Pier 40 is home to The Trapeze School of New York, batting cages and many indoor and outdoor athletic fields. One of the most picturesque places in the park, Pier 45 is a haven for sunbathers with interactive water feature for cooling off. The playground at Pier 51 was named "One of the Best Playgrounds to Travel To" by Time Out New York features climbing equipment, sand and water features.

On Pier 40, the Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex is a 30 acre recreation complex featuring indoor lacrosse and soccer, gymnastics, basketball, dance studio, rock climbing walls, bowling lanes, golf club, multi-story driving range and two year-round ice skating rinks. A bit further north, kids of all ages will enjoy the Pier 62 carousel and spray ground at Chelsea Waterside Park.

Circle Line and other sightseeing cruises depart from the piers in Midtown for a day of fun on the river. Swimming and kayaking facilities are available at Pier 96. For those who enjoy land based activities, a trip to the Intrepid, Sea, Air and Space Museum is a favourite for tourists and locals.

Nearby attractions: Battery Park, Financial District, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Times Square, and Harlem.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Currently Closed

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Address: 353 West St, New York, NY 10011, USA

Phone: (212) 627-2020

Official Website: Hudson River Park

Directions

Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
A, C or E50th or 42nd Street15 minutes
A, C or E23rd Street13 minutes
1 or 2Houston Street or Canal Street10 minutes
1, 2 or 3 Chambers Street7 minutes

How to get to Hudson River Park by Subway

For Clinton Cove, take the A, C or E train to 50th Street, walk west to riverfront. For Midtown, take the A, C or E train to 42nd Street, walk west to riverfront. For Chelsea Piers, take the A, C, or E train to 23rd Street, walk west to riverfront. For Pier 40, Greenwich Village, take the 1 or 2 train to Houston Street, head north on Varrick Street, turn left on Houston Street and follow west to riverfront. For Tribeca, take the 1 or 3 to Canal Street, head south on Varick Street, right on North Moore, right on West Street to the park or 1, 2 or 3 train to Chambers Street, head northeast on West Broadway, turn left on Chambers Street.

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Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5Hudson River Park Trust Star Rating

4 Star Rating Hudson River Park Is A Park That Is Very Long And It Is Along The Hudson. It Stretches From The Battery Park City To 59th Street Where It Connects With The Riverside Park. The Hudson River Park Has Many Important Piers, And Each Is A Treasure Chest In Its Own Right. More Information On The Hudson River Park Piers Will Become Available As 2019 Arrives. The Piers Are Especially Great During The Summer. They Offer Movies, Concerts, Special Programs, Interesting Festivals, And Special Events Like Post Parade Activities. #CSSN

CHAMPIONSHIP SPORTS SUPERSTAR NETWORK - 21 days ago

5 Star Rating One of the best parks in New York City. It is the longest Waterfront Park in the country. The esplanade provides a great place to catch a sunset. HRPK offers a wide range of activities such as kayaking, mini golf, carousel rides, basketball, soccer, tennis, trapeze, dog parks and multiple play areas.

Max Guliani - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Free tennis courts in downtown Manhattan. I couldn't ask for more. There is one hour limit but it's completely worth it. Be careful, balls can easily go into Hudson river.

Ahmar Mohammed - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating If you want some peace of mind and tranquility I highly recommend you take a stroll by the river by the Pier. Enjoy the beautiful tree flowers, the birds chirping. While you're there to find them how about a beer some snacks but just simply stroll through the old fashioned boats.

Carmen Ramirez - 2 months ago

5 Star Rating Great place to workout and do yoga. It's a beautiful view of the skyline. They have an area where you can just relax, eat snacks, or enjoy the view with your friends. Food is available as well as Kayaking lessons which are always fun. Overall, great experience and will be returning. Definitely a place to check out if your in the area.

Jacqueline A - 4 months ago

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