Upper West Side

Riverside Park

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Riverside Dr. to Hudson River, at W. 59th St. to Clair Pl.,
New York,
NY,
United States,
10025.

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.