Riverside Park


Hippo Playground

The hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibious), which can measure up to 16 feet (5 meters) long and weigh almost 4 tons (3600 kilograms), is among the world’s largest… Read More

Hippopotamus Fountain

This piece by artist Robert J. Cassilly, Jr. is an interactive play sculpture featuring 14 hippopotami, two of which function as a spray fountain. The fiberglass hippos… Read More

Joan of Arc

This impressive bronze equestrian sculpture of 15th century French patriot and martyr Joan of Arc (1411–1431) is one of the finest works of art in the Parks… Read More

Lajos Kossuth Monument

For many years on March 15th, Hungarian Independence Day has been celebrated on Riverside Drive at the monument to patriot Lajos Kossuth (1802-94). The bronze tableau… Read More

Linda’s Lawn

Linda Stone Davidoff (1941-2003) devoted herself tirelessly to the city and its people as a planner, advocate and public servant. In her lifetime, she headed several… Read More

Ralph Ellison Plaza

What was here before? In the mid-1800s, this hilly area of northern Manhattan was mostly rural. The expansion of the city’s grid plan and extension of public… Read More

Samuel Tilden Statue

William Ordway Partridge (1861–1930) sculpted this bronze, larger-than-life figure of attorney and public servant Samuel Jones Tilden (1814–1886). It was… Read More

Seventy-Ninth Street Boat Basin

Parks & Recreation created this Boat Basin for the people of New York and the recreational boaters of the world. Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s 1875… Read More

Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument

This temple-like monument located on a promontory along Riverside Drive at West 89th Street commemorates Union Army soldiers and sailors who served in the Civil War. An… Read More

Ten Mile River Playground

Riverside Park, one of only eight officially designated scenic landmarks in the City of New York, has a long and storied history. The rugged bluffs and rocky… Read More

Directions to Riverside Park

Know Before You Go

MarinasWest 79th Street Boat Basin

The 79th Street Boat Basin marina is currently closed. No vessel dockage, moorage, anchorage or launch services are available. The marina will be dredged and reconstructed to modern codes and standards. The marina is anticipated to reopen in 2025. Related inquiries may be sent to boatbasin@parks.nyc.gov

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