Carl Schurz Park
Carl Schurz Park
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The area
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of the nation's most famous attractions in a single stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the neighborhood, and you’ll come to Park Avenue, the poshest address in the city, lined with grand apartment buildings as far as the eye can see. Even if you can’t afford the luxury goods along Madison Avenue, it’s still a great spot to window shop an afternoon away.
How to get there
  • 86th St • 5 min walk
  • 96th St • 7 min walk
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misopiso88
Seattle, WA27,582 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Beautiful park on the Upper East Side on the water. We walked the entire length of the park and it is spectacular!
Written April 25, 2021
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Jeremy T
New York City, NY859 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
This park while small is worth a visit. The park sits between the avenue and a walkway which runs along the East River. People bring their larger dogs to the dog run or their smaller ones to a separate little cordoned off area to run and play. Many go to take the sun on the grassy areas. Gracie Mansion (the Mayor's Mansion) is situated at the end of the park. A bit of history.
Written May 29, 2014
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Harv421
68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
A small gem of a park used by neighborhood residents. Includes esplanade along the river, great river views, children’s park, grassed sitting areas, dog runs and wonderfully garden lanes and hidden sitting areas. Less then a mile long the park offers varied walks and views and as a relaxing planned space can compare to any in NYC. Sometimes crowded, but rarely over run by tourists. A well kept secret and let’s keep it that way!
Written August 29, 2018
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Nicnycandthebigapple
New York City, NY130 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Solo
The park (along with a dog park) has a roller rink of sorts and lots of grass to have a nice picnic. It overlooks the east river. It is right near Gracie mansion where the governor of NYC (traditionally) lives. The walk along the east river south from the park at 86th st extends along the river to another park at 59th street with another concrete dog park, and benches that overlook the water and bridges south.
Written September 27, 2014
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MDW1634
Saint Paul, MN31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Family
I grew up near this park and it was a great place as a little kid, teen and now I visit it every time I am back in NYC. It is small and quant. There is always a hog dog stand and ice cream tuck parked outside during the warm weather. There is a doggy area near the river. Also is the site for the Governor's Mansion.
Written May 28, 2014
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adamlipson
Nyack, New York184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Family
As part of Mayor Bloombergs initiatives to improve the city's green spaces, it should be of no surprise that Carl Schurz Park (next to the Mayor's residence, Gracie Mansion), is an amazing place to relax on a sunny day. Integrated into the greenway that circles Manhattan, Carl Schurz Park is an amazing hidden treasure.
Written September 4, 2013
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Belgo96
Brisbane, Australia3,624 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Couples
I wouldn't venture up here if you are a tourist that just wants to see the well touristed sites. If you enjoy getting amongst the locals, seeing where they live and how they relax, this is a nice place to do that. Carl Schurz Park is along the East River, right at the very end of 86th Street. The promenade along the river is filled with local joggers and locals walking their dogs, or just sitting there reading and relaxing. Gracie Mansion also backs onto the park. The area down toward the end of the park is quiet residential and not much of note from a tourist perspective. However, right at the other end of 86th St, you have Central Park and Museum Mile, with lots of nice shops. There are also some good eating options around 86th St and 2nd Avenue. That is quite a long walk away from the peacefulness of the Carl Schurz park though.
Written May 18, 2012
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Jason H
Los Angeles, CA54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
While I was here in 2004 this was one of my favorite spots near where I was staying. I bought a cup of coffee and sat on a bench or walked the paved path along the East River every morning I was there. Unlike Central Park, there really nothing going on in Carl Schurze Park except people taking walks, walking the dog, or just hanging out. If you want to enjoy a little peace and quiet in the party city you should give this park a try.
Written July 12, 2009
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Kelly M
Buffalo, NY22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Beautiful Park and boardwalk nestled along the East River. Gorgeous views, well-lit, safe, and just plain peaceful.
Written February 21, 2020
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Peter K
Delray Beach, FL171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
What a wonderful park. A great place to watch boats go by on the water, walk around wonderfully maintained gardens or catch a concert during the summer. A very decent sized park that is a great escape from the city although it's just steps away from the major streets. Truly worth checking out!
Written December 4, 2019
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