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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

Nov 17 - Leaf Lift

With trees come leaves – and when they fall in the park, it’s necessary to clean them up. Join Riverside Park Conservancy to rake leaves…


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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.