Riverside Park

Riverside Park, New York City: Address, Phone Number, Riverside Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Riverside Park
4.5
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Morningside Heights
How to get there
  • 116th St – Columbia University • 5 min walk
  • 125th St • 9 min walk
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emmyFortLauderdale
New York City, NY545 contributions
Outdoor paradise on NYC’s West Side
Aug 2020
A great way to escape the everyday drama of the Current Situation in Nyc. Some beautiful Flower beds, some of which are maintained by locals. Nice to view., but no picking allowed!
Written August 24, 2020
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Lynn C
New York City, NY54,302 contributions
Wonderful park
Jun 2020 • Couples
Been so amazing to have in the midst of COVID-19. A nice escape from the city too. Peaceful and serene. Gorgeous flowers at the 91st St. Garden and we love the Soldiers & Sailors Monument. We visit quite often because its a great park
Written June 14, 2020
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D T
San Antonio, TX30 contributions
Delightful West End Park along the Hudson
Mar 2020 • Solo
What you may not know about Manhattan is that you could nearly encircle it by using its excellent perimeter bike and pedestrian lanes.
All along Manhattan’s west flank, a very well laid out system of generous (and separate) cycling and pedestrian lanes give locals and visitors a place to embrace the Hudson and it’s historic touch on NYC.
Before the strictest restrictions came, I recently enjoyed a beautiful walk along this excellent path in lieu of a much anticipated walk along the High Line (which was closed for COVID-19).
Starting north from Hudson Yards, I experienced an ever-changing landscape with ample places to sit and The occasional mini-park. North of 63rd Street, the experience becomes even more expansive and gorgeous. Here, a series of broad, rolling, tree-lined parks including Riverside State Park establishe a fantastic place to visit, play, exercise, or just take in a swath of greenspace that’s what Central Park would feel like if it had a river running through it! That said, the combined areas of this “neclace of emeralds” would likely exceed the size of Central Park.
Go check out the Hudson Parks and Riverwalk.
It’s clean, it’s green, and it’s a must to be seen!
Bring a snack — not a lot of vendors nearby.
Written March 22, 2020
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Nathan P
Poole, UK142 contributions
Beautiful place for a walk
Dec 2019
We really enjoyed a walk through the park - as it slightly off the beaten track it was quiet, but still quintessentially NYC. Well worth a visit.
Written January 19, 2020
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louisburtoncrane
New York City, NY44 contributions
A Olmsted & Vaux jewel, Helped by Robert Moses
Oct 2019 • Solo
In Manhattan, Riverside Park is only second to Central Park. It is a masterpiece of land use. This ribbon of riverfront land embraces a major highway, the underground NYC - Albany Amtrak Rail Line, clay tennis courts, a dozen play grounds, soccer fields, baseball fields, a skate board park, basketball courts, a small track, a marina. You’ll find Grant’s Tomb, Soldiers and Sailors Monument, and Riverside State Park, which has a 50 meter pool, a soccer pitch, and an ice staking rink, all for a pittance of an entry fee. Go for a walk along Cherry Walk (by the river, 96th to 125th), especially during March and early April. It will take your breath away. Take your dog for a romp at the dog run at 105th or 85th Street. He’ll thank you for it. Check out the statue of Joan of Arc, La Pucelle, on the drive at 93rd Street; she saved France from perfidious Albion. Have a drink at Ellington’s, a bar that operates in season at 105th Street. Venture farther north and you’ll find the Little Red Light House of Swift & Ward fame.
Written October 8, 2019
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Kathy C
15 contributions
Ease of walking and clean.
Jul 2019
We love New York and the number of parks. This one did not disappoint. Went mid morning. Felt very safe. Lot's of walkers and runners out.
Written October 8, 2019
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Leesandro
Riverside, RI52 contributions
Urban Oasis just Minutes from Broadway
Oct 2019 • Solo
Riverside Park runs along the Hudson River on the West Side of Manhattan. It is very wide and features rocky outcroppings and beautiful old trees with plenty of artfully placed benches to get spectacular views of the river and its busy pleasure boat and commercial shipping activity. Many fenced in play areas are crowded with happy children with their watchful nannies who often hale from Trinidad. There are stately monuments to bygone eras such as the Civil War and others to honor individuals and public servants like the Fireman’ Memorial. Great place to escape the hub-bub of the city on a nice sunny day!
Written October 6, 2019
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Steve W
1,276 contributions
a day out
Oct 2019
This is a lovely park this park was filmed in "You Got MAIL" and its a great place to walk
the trees and greenery and Squirrels are fantastic to watch and see we had a great, time Walkers, Visitors and tourists will really enjoy too there are some lovely flowers
Written October 6, 2019
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Lynn C
New York City, NY54,302 contributions
Just ok
Aug 2019
Nothing special. A nice place to go if you're a local or tourist and want some semblance of peace and quiet, something you won't get in Central Park as tourists flood Central Park. There is a dog park here, nice walking and biking paths and views of trees and water. We weren't wowed by this park but it's a nice escape from NYC city life.
Written August 25, 2019
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Nutan G
New Delhi, India169 contributions
A lovely place to walk
Aug 2019
Whether you go in the morning for a run or walk in the evening, the place is beautiful with trees and greenery around. You meet a number of friendly dogs while you walk while New Yorkers cycle of roller skate around. There is a great restaurant or drinks and snacks.
Written August 14, 2019
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