Fort Tryon Park

Riverside Dr To Broadway, W 192 St To Dyckman St


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Fort Tryon Park remains one of the city’s most beautiful outdoor pieces of art and one of the best presents ever received.

John D. Rockefeller, Jr. began acquiring private parcels in 1917 as part of his vision of developing a beautiful park with majestic views of the Hudson River and Palisades for the public. He enlisted the Olmsted Brothers Firm, led by Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., son of the architect of Central Park and his brother to develop a plan for the park in 1927. The Olmsted Brothers designed the park and oversaw its construction between 1931 and 1935. Rockefeller gifted the land to the City of New York in 1931, and construction began soon after, overseen by the Olmsted Brothers firm for Mr. Rockefeller. In 1935, Rockefeller and Robert Moses dedicated the park to the public for use.

Decades after its creation, park goers can run or walk on the park's 8 miles of pathways, play on the lawns, and enjoy the city's largest garden with unrestricted public access, the Heather Garden. Recently reinvigorated by public garden designers Lynden B. Miller and Ronda M. Brands, the garden boasts over 500 varieties of plants, trees, and shrubs providing year-round horticultural interest. Fort Tryon Park is also home to the Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that houses nearly 5,000 medieval works in a building comprised of several structures from Europe. After soaking up ancient artwork, visitors can dine at the New Leaf Restaurant & Bar, an upscale restaurant perfect for romantic dinners and friendly brunches.

Fort Tryon Park is home to Manhattan's largest dog run, complete with a gazebo for dog owners to sit and socialize, as well as two playgrounds, volleyball courts, and built-in ping pong tables. The pristine views of the Hudson River make the park the perfect setting for exploring, meandering strolls, and picnics.

The Fort Tryon Park Trust is the non-profit partner that collaborates with NYC Parks on sustaining and revitalizing all 67 acres of this scenic landmark parks. The Fort Tryon Park Trust provides supplemental staff for the park's upkeep, provides over 250 free public programs in the park, and funds targeted park improvements.

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Fort Tryon Park

We're reconstructing some of the pathways in Fort Tryon Park to improve park access. This work will be done in phases. During Phase 1, the path along Broadway between Arden Street and near Sherman Avenue, and the connecting path west, are currently closed. Please use alternate pathways.

To learn more about this project and to track our progress, please visit our Capital Project Tracker.

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Fort Tryon Park Trust

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