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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

Aug 18 - FlyNYC

Music and kites fill the air at this festival for all ages! Kite kits are…


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Aug 25 - Community Volunteer Day

Join us at our next open volunteer day at Riverside Park! You’ll work with our zone gardeners in various locations throughout the park caring for spring plantings,…


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Pieces of the Park

Apocynum cannabinum,
“Hemp Dogbane”

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


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Dennestaedtia punctilobula,
"Hay-scented Fern"

The Hay-scented Fern, or Dennestaedtia punctilobula, may look like a tender beauty, but is in reality…


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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.