Riverside Park
Riverside Park
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Address
Neighbourhood: Morningside Heights
How to get there
  • 116th St – Columbia University • 5 min walk
  • 125th St • 9 min walk
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Manicrose
Bourne, UK1,184 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Offers nice views along the river and when we visited it was fairly quiet. However some parts were sectioned off for building work when we visited so didn’t look great. Also on a really hot day there are large sections with almost no shade, far from ideal.
Written 31 August 2022
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Dana Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA1,300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Business
Great NYC park that has something for everybody including dogs. Views of the Upper West Side and the water make this nyc park special and unique.
Written 28 August 2022
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Tom J
London, UK1,622 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We walked from central park up through riverside park to get to Dinosaur BBQ in Harlem. There wasn't much going on and the paths were incredibly muddy and waterlogged. It looks lovely in the photos I guess we just went at the wrong time of year in July. There are currently free roaming goats though which are fenced in just at the top of the park. They seemed friendly and came over to say hello.
Written 2 August 2022
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Jonathan C.
La Jolla, California, USA478 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
I recently discovered this park along the Hudson river - it's the perfect place to walk, bike, jog, and take a break from the city. There are dedicated pedestrian and bike paths along the river with beautiful views of the GW bridge. At different points during the day you'll see performers and artists sharing their work throughout the park.
Written 13 June 2022
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Autumn M
Stamford, CT3,425 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Family
This park is beautiful and a great place to hang out on a beautiful day. It's fun to people watch and relax on the river and take in the views
Written 11 September 2021
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Madie1406
New York City, NY574 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 24 August 2020
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Monica S
Cleveland, OH54,311 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 14 June 2020
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D T
San Antonio, TX30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 22 March 2020
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Nathan P
London, UK168 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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 19 January 2020
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louisburtoncrane
New York City, NY49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 8 October 2019
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