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Riverside Park News

West Side Spirit: Planting season in Riverside Park

The Conservancy was featured in the West Side Spirit, as volunteers planted over 18,000 bulbs and hundreds of shrubs throughout the Park in just two…


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We Fixed It: 97th Street Step Ramp

[caption id="attachment_4577" align="alignright" width="300"] Before repairs[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4578" align="alignright" width="300"] After repairs[/caption]As you may have noticed, Riverside Park’s step ramp at 97th Street was badly…


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Riverside Park Upcoming Events

Dec 8 - Holiday on the Hudson

Join us for our holiday tree lighting party and celebrate the season with live music,…


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Pieces of the Park

Vernonia noveboracensis,
“New York Ironweed”

Vernonia noveboracensis, or New York Ironweed, is a native herbaceous perennial that can reach a…


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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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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.