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May 20, 2010

Parks Cuts Ribbon on Riverwalk in Riverside Park

The new path from West 83rd to West 91st Streets completes the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway...

February 27, 2010

New York City's Children Take to the Parks to Celebrate a Snow Day!

Parks & Recreation invites New Yorkers to come out to a neighborhood park for some winter fun.

February 10, 2010

New York City's Children Take to the Parks to Celebrate a Snow Day!

Parks & Recreation will provide sleds and hot chocolate at selected locations across the city.

August 17, 2009


Parks Welcomes Paddlers after 195-mile Journey Down the Hudson

Kayak enthusiasts from around the country started their adventure on August 3, and wrapped up...

May 11, 2009

Man flying kite

New Yorkers Fly Kites in First Annual Kite Festival

On Saturday, the Parks Department and FlyNY hosted architects, artists, community children, and...

March 9, 2009

Detail of Harriet Tubman memorial statue in Harlem.

Women's History and New York City Parks (Parks II)

We continue our look at New York City parks and monuments named for important women in history.

August 25, 2008

All Aboard The Newest Segment Of Riverside Park South!

Standing before a historic New York Central steam locomotive, on August 19, Parks &...

August 19, 2008

Riverside Park South

All Aboard the Newest Segment of Riverside Park South!

The 3.5-acre park is one of the last remaining links in a continuous Hudson River Greenway.

June 2, 2008

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Memorial Plaza Reopened on Memorial Day

Parks cut the ribbon on the reconstruction of the Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Memorial Plaza, adjacent...

April 12, 2008

Volunteer digging a hole for tree planting

20,000 Trees Planted in New York City

Hands on New York Day is the largest single-day tree planting effort in NYC history!

Directions to Riverside Park

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

ParkRiverside Park

The northernmost A-dock at the 79th Street Boat Basin is currently closed to public access for structural enhancements. The dock will be further supported with non-wood pilings and a new wave screen.
Anticipated Completion: Spring 2016

Kayak/Canoe Launch SitesRiverside Park (72nd Street)

The kayak launch site at 72nd Street in Riverside Park is closed for the season. Please visit The New York City Water Trail page to find other kayak launches.

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