Overlooking a bend of the Harlem River in Upper Manhattan’s Inwood area, Swindler Cove Park is a relatively new five-acre park. Once an illegal dumping site, the area was cleaned up and opened to the public in 2003. Now, the park is known for having one of the only saltwater marshes on Manhattan island and an abundance of wildlife. Created by landscape designer Billie Cohen, the Riley-Levin Children's Garden boasts 18 planting beds, an interactive herb garden, butterfly gardens, peach trees, blueberry bushes, and even strawberry patches.
Every summer, the park hosts the Harlem River Festival in celebration of National Estuaries Day.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Handicapped Accessible
- Nature Reserve