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Riverside Park

Riverside Dr. to Hudson River
at W. 59th St. to Clair Pl.
New York, NY, 10025, United States
TEL: (212) 408-0264

One of New York City’s eight official scenic landmarks, Riverside Park is a haven of natural beauty and recreation in one of the nation’s most vibrant urban centers. The four-mile park runs from 72nd Street to 158th Street, following the Hudson River. Riverside Park was the brainchild of Central Park Commissioner William R. Martin, who proposed the creation of a park in the Upper West Side in 1865. Today, the park offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including sports fields, a marina and playgrounds. The park also features a number of fountains and monuments.

Insider Tip:

Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Riverside Park, also designed Central Park and Prospect Park.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Botanical
  • Biking/Jogging Paths
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • On-site/Nearby Hotels
  • Picnic Area Available
  • Public/City
  • Parking Available
  • Restaurant/Café

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