Parks and Outdoors

Explore one of NYC’s many beautiful parks and take advantage of the great outdoors.

Grab a friend and go for a long walk, get your endorphin rush with various sports activities, or discover numerous recreational opportunities. 

Central Park

At 843 acres, it's no surprise that this is the mid-Manhattan site is the most visited urban park in the United States. 

The High Line

This 1.45-mile-long linear park was built in Manhattan on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line, located in the neighborhood of Chelsea.

East River Park

Explore this 1.5 mile-long riverside park looking out on the East River to Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood, offering incredible views of both the Queensboro and Williamsburg Bridges.

Hudson River Park

This waterside park on the Hudson River is part of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway that extends from 59th Street south to Battery Park, providing some spectacular views of Downtown.

Riverside Park

Enjoy this scenic waterfront public park on the Upper West Side in the borough of Manhattan.

Washington Square Park

This landmark park in Manhattan is located in the neighborhood of Greenwich Village, serving as a meeting place and center for cultural activity.

Prospect Park

Designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed Central Park, this 585-acre public park is just a hop, skip and subway ride away in nearby Brooklyn. 

Brooklyn Bridge Park

This 85-acre park on the Brooklyn side of the East River revitalized 1.3-miles of Brooklyn's post-industrial waterfront, offering beautiful views of the historical Brooklyn Bridge.

Flushing Meadows

The largetest park in Queens, this park was once the site of 20th century World Fairs.

Hikes

Looking for beautiful nature views and outdoor adventures? Catch a train or a bus out of this grand metropolis for a day-hike. Visit this website for more details.