NYC Parks

East River Park

Park and Other Great Outdoors
Alphabet City, New York
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  • scenic views
  • paths
  • biking
  • trails
  • amphitheater
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  • NYC Parks
    NYC ParksOctober 17, 2012
    If you haven't been to East River Park in a while, it's now better than ever. See some of the best views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, especially during a morning run at sunrise. Read more
  • Gordon M.
    Gordon MeiJuly 20, 2014
    Access the soccer and softball fields via Houston St. Otherwise, the next closest pedestrian access over the FDR is by the Williamsburg Bridge. Great cycling and running paths along the East River.
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceMarch 11, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    If you run South on the path, there's a great moment, you suddenly notice Lady Liberty at the end of the island. You're in New York City and she's right here with you. Terrible turf fields though.
  • NYC Parks
    NYC ParksJuly 2, 2013
    Lina & Gus Ocamposilva's Dancers of the Wild exhibits three twelve-foot sculptures which express the passion and movement of the human body and the freedom of the soul. See them through November 2013. Read more
  • Omar F.
    Omar ForresterSeptember 10, 2013
    The best time to be here is sunset or late at night when its quiet and calm...the amazing view is the icing on the cake...
  • NYC Parks
    NYC ParksOctober 30, 2013
    Places to Run: Run alongside the FDR between Jackson Street and East 12th Street, while looking out on the East River to Brooklyn’s up and coming Williamsburg neighborhood. Read more
  • David L.
    David LiuOctober 3, 2015
    Good for "running"... Honesty I don't run, but the roadway lighting is good HIIT cardio. It is also a great spot to sit with friends family and your significant other.
  • Nick E.
    Underrated and under-populated compared to its counterpart on the west side. Definitely worth checking out!
    Upvoted Mar 21
  • Willem V.
    Willem Van LanckerJuly 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Once you manage to get past running across FDR, East River Park is a wonderful place for a jog.
  • SummerStage
    SummerStageJanuary 24, 2012
    Nothing better than SummerStage returning in August this year to East River Park. The largest music, dance, and theater festival in NYC for the low-low price of free! #summerstage
  • Eddie R.
    Eddie R.August 23, 2011
    Born & raised in the LES. This park was the site of many childhood summer days. Check out the free entertainment @the amphitheater refurbished via a donation by Erin Brokoich.
  • TEV N.
    TEV NYCOctober 9, 2012
    Enjoyable throughout the entire year, this park claims an amphitheater, bike paths, playgrounds, sports fields, gardens, children’s water playgrounds, and walking paths.
  • Harumi U.
    Harumi UNovember 30, 2014
    Park with a great view and whole a log of activities. Several different sports field, play ground, jogging path, and others
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 24, 2013
    The East River Park has a waterside boardwalk, several baseball and soccer fields, playgrounds, and all sorts of picnic spots.
  • City Parks Foundation
    City Parks FoundationFebruary 9, 2012
    City Parks Foundation’s free sports programs for youth returns to East River Park! Come join us for a season of tennis, track and field, and golf! For more information, visit our website! Read more
  • Marla M.
    Marla McCormickMarch 3, 2010
    If you get to 14th street, you can either go right for a nice run along the river with parks and a track course. Or go left toward 34th, more hills and steps, a great work out.
  • Francesca D.
    I love this are, I can lay on the grass and have dogs playing around. If u are not a dog friendly don't come!
  • Diana H.
    Diana HamiltonJune 2, 2017
    Great view of the bridge and a nice area with benches to relax on.
  • Ren W.
    Ren WAugust 7, 2014
    It's nice to see brooklyn from here. Also the Manhattan bridge and super fast ships.
  • Ike Phillip R.
    Ike Phillip RuffinJuly 24, 2012
    Great place to run, not over crowded because most people run on the trail next to the water.
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 23, 2013
    Lounge by the East River or take a jog on the running path, which ends on the Lower East Side.
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattyJuly 6, 2015
    A nice pocket of greenery on the otherwise FDRified East River.
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusJune 30, 2011
    Enjoy free fishing clinics with the Lower East Side Ecology Center on select Summer Fridays - bait and tackle included! Read more
  • Kirill K.
    Kirill KukuruzaJuly 17, 2016
    Wonderful park with a great view on the Williamsburg Bridge
  • Jason B.
    Jason BrewSeptember 6, 2015
    Probably the best place to go for a run in all of New York City
  • Taiowa W.
    Taiowa WanerJanuary 18, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Scenic views, mini parks, and great running routes.
  • Daniele C.
    Daniele CodegaApril 11, 2015
    Definitely not one of New York's finest parks but great place for people watching.
  • Doug P.
    Doug PetkanicsJune 30, 2012
    Ask the locals if they remember an Ace pitcher named Petkanics.
  • David M.
    David MilbergJune 20, 2016
    Great views and lots of sports and activities to participate in.
  • RC
    RCJuly 5, 2015
    Great place to watch fireworks. Wasn't too crowded at all.
  • Michael K.
    Michael KOctober 25, 2012
    outdoor gym near houston street = great place to get some cross training into your jog
  • Peter T.
    Peter ToAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Running uptown ends at 38th st, where you can veer off into the streets or attempt to jump over the fence. Warning: there are helicopters
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HakimiOctober 6, 2015
    High five the runners as they run by.
  • Kathrin N.
    Kathrin NamelessAugust 11, 2013
    Beware of crazy Chinese woman in pink t-shirt, she goes around yelling out curses to everyone she doesn't like with no reason
  • Birendra G.
    Birendra GosaiAugust 31, 2014
    Early morning tennis...
  • Michael F.
    Solid Park on the east side
  • L B.
    L BAugust 20, 2015
    Good scenic view of sunset
  • Jon h.
    Jon hoffmanJuly 10, 2014
    Nice view of many things west
  • Marco N.
    Marco NievesOctober 18, 2012
    Great scenic bike riding.
  • Veronik S.
    Veronik SicardSeptember 20, 2014
    Best view on Manhattan
  • Greg J.
    Greg JaremaAugust 9, 2010
    Amaaaaazing sunrises every single day over the river. The view is breathtaking.
  • Kate W.
    Kate WauckApril 28, 2013
    The woman at the tennis courts has a BAD ATTITUDE
  • Leanne Z.
    Leanne ZMay 17, 2017
    Not as good as the west side but still nice lol.
  • Jason
    JasonJuly 11, 2015
    Nice bike path
  • Ken C.
    Ken CostantinoOctober 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    East River Park Track Club we run in the park!
  • Carmina P.
    Carmina PerezApril 19, 2010
    I took my gorgeous pictures of the river & bridges at sunset
  • Jennifer J.
    Jennifer JacovskyJuly 26, 2015
    Biking is good
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HakimiJuly 10, 2015
    The sunrise.
  • Lipton Iced Tea
    Lipton Iced TeaJune 29, 2011
    Run down to the Williamsburg Bridge and clear your head.
  • Michael J.
    Michael JampolJune 12, 2010
    There is nothing like a brisk run on thr track in the afternoon.
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