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Riverside Park News

Spring Event: Celebrates 6 Miles of Magnificence

On June 5, the Riverside Park Conservancy held its annual spring event, 6 Milles of Magnificence, raising nearly $670,000. We honored of one of our…


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RPC Appoints Dan Garodnick as CEO & President

RIVERSIDE PARK CONSERVANCY APPOINTS DAN GARODNICK AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND PRESIDENT Longtime public servant will lead Conservancy effort to expand its work caring for…


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Riverside Park Upcoming Events

Sep 22 - Art In The Park

Meet, greet, and potluck picnic with Riverside Park South artist Sarah E. Brook to learn about our newest sculpture on display, Viewfinding. Attendees are welcome to bring a…


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Sep 29 - National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands, and will take place on Saturday, September 29. NPLD began in…


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Pieces of the Park

Yucca filamentosa,
“Adam’s Needle”

"Adam’s Needle" is the common moniker for this native southern plant that has been naturalized…


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Apocynum cannabinum,
“Hemp Dogbane”

Hemp Dogbane is a large perennial with a milky sap that exudes from the plant…


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About Riverside Park

In the 1870s Frederick Law Olmsted was in the midst of designing a lovely green space above the Hudson River on the Upper West Side of Manhattan -- Riverside Park. Over 60 years later, Robert Moses covered the railroad tracks, built the Rotunda, extended the park to the waterfront, and developed its recreation areas. Expansion south of 72nd Street began in the 1990s. Today, the Riverside Park we enjoy is more than 330 acres of beautiful parkland from 59th to 155th Street.