“You can enjoy any recreational activity you like in Hudson River Park.”
Kayaking, golfing, bowling, rock climbing—you can enjoy any recreational activity you like in Hudson River Park. Spanning 500 acres, Hudson River Park is one of New York's largest parks (second only in size to Central Park). Year-round, its paths are bustling with fitness enthusiasts of all ages walking, running, or biking all along a waterfront setting with beautiful views and open sunset vistas. In the summer, families and friends gather on its grasses for picnics. Pier 25, which is the longest pier in the park and situated minutes away from 30 Park Place, boasts an 18-hole miniature golf course, a snack bar, and sand volleyball courts. It also plays home to the popular Grand Banks, the bar-on-a-boat situated upon a historic wood schooner. Here are the details on some of Hudson River Park's most exciting destinations and activities.
Offshore Sailing School at Pier 25 offers a variety of sailing lessons courses for beginners as well as advanced sailors. The class options include corporate and group team building programs, family lessons, two-hour classes, sailboat racing courses, and comprehensive sailing certification courses. For more info, visit OffshoreSailing.com.
Free kayaking is available all year at Pier 26 on weekends and holidays through The Downtown Boathouse. Children (ages 16 and under must go with a guardian) and adults can get out on the water to enjoy the city skyline via kayak. For more info, visit DowntownBoathouse.org
“Boat owners can pre-arrange to dock at Pier 25 in Tribeca after a day out on the water and then head to Le District or The Odeon for a glass of wine to close out the day.”
Boat owners can pre-arrange to dock at Pier 25 in Tribeca after a day out on the water and then head to Le District or The Odeon for a glass of wine to close out the day. Contact Liberty Landing Marina for more details.
The 13,000-square-foot, professional grade mini golf course takes its clientele on an 18-hole adventure through streams, ponds, waterfalls, and more. For more info, visit Pier25.com.
Hounds of all sizes are welcome at the Pier 26 Tribeca dog park, where they can run around off-leash within the double-gate fenced area. There's a designated space for big dogs and another for mini pooches so they can all frolic safely. There are also benches for owners to sit and keep on eye on their dogs. For more info, visit hudsonriverpark.org.
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Hudson River Park
353 West St, New York, NY 10014
Open daily, 6AM - 1AM