Sprawling for four miles along the Hudson River, Riverside Park is the home to monuments and marinas alike. Riverside Park is one of the rare spots in New York that can be enjoyed by just about anyone — whether you want to play a game of pickup basketball, visit Grant’s Tomb, or just sit and watch the sunset, Riverside Park is your place.
Boasting an impressive array of athletic accommodations, including an entire skate park, soccer pitch and tennis courts, Riverside Park is perfect for exercising. There is even a marina (at 79th Street) for the more nautically-inclined, and a kayak launch for those not afraid to get wet.
Riverside Park is also home to many monuments showcasing its relationship with New York history — the Eleanor Roosevelt Monument and the Soldiers and Sailors Monument are there, as well as the tomb of former US president and Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant.
Throughout the summer, a free season of events takes place in Riverside Park, known as Summer on the Hudson. Dozens of events take place, including public movies, concerts, and yoga.
Basically, whether you are looking for a strenuous workout, a picnic with friends, or even just a nap in the grass, just walk West. Riverside Park will be waiting.