Hudson River Park (Pier 40)

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, group paddling events are currently prohibited. Kayak, canoe and boat launch permits are not required for solo paddling for the 2020 season. Please maintain social distancing of at least six feet when using a boat launch and wear a face covering where social distancing is not possible.

Houston Street, Pier 40

The Village Community Boathouse offers free community rowing on Sundays and Tuesdays, from April through November. No experience is necessary and there is no registration. Just show up and have some fun on the Hudson River! First timers have an opportunity to learn basic rowing techniques, terminology, and safety. All are welcome to join community boatbuilding and repair on Wednesdays and Sundays. 

Please visit the Village Community Boathouse's website for program schedules and updates. Programs are subject to changes.

For more information about the Pier 40's landing, free community rowing, and more, please visit the Village Community Boathouse's website.

Launch: Yes

Landing: Yes

Site Fee: No

ADA Accessible: Yes

Rental: Yes

Rest Area: Yes


Pier 40

Pier 40

Community Rowing

Boat Building and Repair

Nearby Locations

By Car

West Houston Street and West Side Highway (Hudson River)

By Mass Transit

Nearest Subway Lines: 1 train

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No Access Areas


Restrictive Conditions


Hazardous Launch/Landing Conditions



Up to three (3) knots on the Hudson River, due to heavy commuter and commercial vessels.

Emergency Landing Points

One mile north at Chelsea Piers Marina

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