Upper West Side

Riverside Park


Riverside Dr. to Hudson River, at W. 59th St. to Clair Pl.,
New York,
United States,

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.