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Riverside Park

Park, Basketball Court, and Field · Upper West Side
Riverside Dr. (btwn W 59th St. & St. Clair Pl.), New York, NY 10025, United States
Open until 1:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 6:00 AM–1:00 AM

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  • On Be a Local in the Upper West Side
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    "... park runs along the Hudson River and is one of eight officially designated..."(6 Tips)
    rejane b.
    "Start at West 125th and head south through 109th for best walk."(2 Tips)
    The Corcoran Group
    "35 block span at 72nd St"(2 Tips)
    Village Voice
    "Vigorous Walk in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue!"(2 Tips)
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  • Kirill K.

    Sunset in this park is absolutely fantastic! Nice park to walk with your dog, running or biking.

    Kirill Kukuruza · 4 days ago
  • Caroline D.

    Such a beautiful place to walk, jog, bike, or just watch the sunrise and sunset. Beautiful fall foliage

    Caroline Deng · October 25
  • JoAnne K.

    It's good to take a walk

    JoAnne Kao · October 23
  • Kath

    Go for a long walk and have a drink at the boat basin cafe

    Kath · October 20
  • Trae F.

    Great views. Lots of bicycles so be cautious.

    Trae F · September 23
  • Michelle S.

    Sunset#wine#Dinner# happiness.

    Michelle S · September 20
  • Akio T.

    My commute route. Love it.

    Akio Tsuchiya · September 17
  • Zoe B.

    Who knew this was here? It's beautiful

    Zoe B · September 11
  • Dorothy C.

    Sunny day at the park, picnic it is

    Dorothy Chan · August 25
  • Cristina

    Rent a bike and run.

    Cristina · August 20
  • Myer

    Runs by the river

    Myer · August 13
  • Alex F.

    Beautiful park that looks over the Hudson River, from top to bottom of Manhattan

    Alex Fish · August 9
  • Michael T.

    Beautiful spot for a walk, run, or to lay in the sun.

    Michael T · July 22
  • Tunke L.

    Stunning sunsets, beautifully constructed. Amazing to cool down on hot days because of the wind.

    Tunke Lauriks · July 22
  • Karla

    I always forget how beautiful it is here. Well worth a visit.

    Karla · July 14
  • Patrick

    Good for a peaceful walk.

    Patrick · June 30
  • Anne M.

    I actually prefer this to Central Park. The water! So key.

    Anne Myers · June 21
  • Ben

    Great spot for running!

    Ben · February 9
  • Mark L.

    Great for pictures and running.

    Mark Lombardi · September 28, 2014
  • Time Out New York

    Don't miss the Summer on the Hudson: West Side County Fair. It's an old-style county fair equipped with carnival rides, reptile shows, sideshows and even an open jam session. Sun, 9/7, 1pm, free. Read more

    Time Out New York · September 5, 2014
  • Duncan P.

    The conclave at riverside park is an iconic spot from 70s movie "the warriors" Its where all the gangs meet at the start and where cyrus gets shot

    Duncan PJ · September 3, 2014
  • Duncan P.

    I was worried the baseball furries would be after me for my wallet but all I found was this squirrel after my nuts

    Duncan PJ · September 3, 2014
  • Willamis B.

    very nice spending the evening walking through this park, where ve flowers, babies, dogs of various breeds with their owners, a lot of people running, riding a bike, rollerblading and skateboarding.

    Willamis Batista · August 19, 2014
  • Willamis B.

    This park is very Charming and overlooking the Hudson River. It is a park frequented more by locals for jogging, walking the dog or family. Worth a visit on a sunny day.

    Willamis Batista · August 19, 2014
  • Willamis B.

    Great place to stroll, watch the staff, sit on the grass and reading a good book.

    Willamis Batista · August 18, 2014
  • Roger S.

    This park has everything. Biking and jogging along the river, kayaking in it, great sunsets, sunbathing, picnicking.

    Roger Schonfeld · August 10, 2014
  • Alyssa B.

    Omg!!! Love coming here any time of the day for biking or just to watch the view and relaxed.

    Alyssa Becker · June 30, 2014
  • Compass

    The expansive park runs along the Hudson River and is one of eight officially designated scenic landmarks in New York. Sports fields, elm trees, and a public marina welcome neighbors of all kinds.

    Compass · April 21, 2014
  • Nick K.

    Beware of dog poop. It's everywhere!

    Nick Kinling · March 2, 2014
  • Poc N.

    Watch your step for duck stuff

    Poc Nation · December 30, 2013
  • rejane b.

    ce To Take A Vigorous Walk in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! Start at West 125th and head south through 109th for best walk.

    rejane boaventura · November 4, 2013
  • Seda A.

    Relaxing, refreshing with the great view!

    Seda Ardıç · October 3, 2013
  • pai

    Be careful! Recent crime spree River West. Two bicyclists robbed, mom jogging with strolled attacked + Child Among 4 Hurt in Stabbings Near Riverside Park UWS NYC Oct 1, 2013

    pai · October 1, 2013
  • John F.

    Bring your own dinner to the terrace at 102nd St and dine al fresco (and a covert bottle of wine)

    John Felicetti · August 25, 2013
  • Bum Bum J.

    This park was created with love in mind. Enjoy a stroll along Manhattan's Westside while taking in views of New Jersey. Best time to visit is during the early morning or while the sun is setting.

    Bum Bum Jones · July 24, 2013
  • Thomas L.

    Relaxing day

    Thomas Lavone · July 13, 2013
  • Eliza Ariadne K.

    Enter the park from 83rd st. and climb the rock to the right. This is where E.A. Poe used to sit & look at the Hudson. True, you can't see the river from that spot anymore (trees) but who cares? Poe!

    Eliza Ariadne K · June 28, 2013
  • AT&T

    Mobile device in need of some juice? Head over to Pier 1 to power up at our #ATTStreetCharge solar-powered mobile charging station. Read more

    AT&T · June 18, 2013
  • The Corcoran Group

    Enjoy the views while walking along the Hudson River and visit each of the Riverside Park dog runs spanning a 35 block span at 72nd St, 87th St, and 105th St.

    The Corcoran Group · June 4, 2013
  • NYC Parks

    Charles Ginnever is best known for his large-scale works which appear to warp as someone looks at the pieces from different angles. High Rise is on display along the water at 145th through March 2014. Read more

    NYC Parks · June 4, 2013
  • Karen M.

    great place to get a quiet park visit

    Karen Mchenry · May 20, 2013
  • Mark F.

    Bikers... This isn't Tour De France ... Take it easy.enjoy the view and look out for kids after say noon.

    Mark Flowers · November 11, 2012
  • Mark F.

    Playing soccer? If it rains the day before...screw it and meet up for pizza. Get some team cohesion vs team mud

    Mark Flowers · October 21, 2012
  • Damian C.

    the best place to sit and have peace of mind or with a friend for a light snack is around the 59th st area of the park

    Damian Clayton · September 15, 2012
  • Scott P.

    If you ride a bike along the river wear a helmet.

    Scott Pelton · August 31, 2012

    I like to go for dinner with two blankets and a packed meal–sandwiches; fresh bread, cheese, and fruit; or even a pizza pie. The views of the sun setting over the Hudson River are stunning. Read more · August 21, 2012
  • Milana M.

    Don't be shy to do yoga outside for your beautiful healing. This place is 5 starz rated anytime of the or and night. See u, jogging peeps

    Milana May · July 15, 2012
  • Sean M.

    Peace and quiet in the noisiest city.

    Sean McKenzie · July 2, 2012
  • CJ S.

    This park is awesome for jogging, walking your dog, hiking or gazing the Hudson at night with your hot date. Amazing romantic setting and my favorite park in all of NYC.

    CJ Stryker · July 1, 2012
  • One For Culture

    Check out Summer on the Hudson: RCTA Sunset Concert Series. Ron McClure & Friends open the 2012 season on Saturday, June 10.

    One For Culture · June 8, 2012

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