Upper West Side Hotel Near Riverside Park

Riverside Park along the Hudson River

Riverside Park, near Inn New York City, is one of New York City's scenic landmarks and stretches 4 miles from West 72nd Street to West 155th Street. Originally designed and landscaped in 1875 by Frederick Law Olmsted, the park offers an assortment of natural features ranging from rugged bluffs created by prehistoric glacial deposits to topographical contours of terraced landscapes, lush lawns, groves of mature elm trees, natural enclosures and open vistas of the magnificent Hudson River.

The years following the development of the park brought the construction of neo-classical mansions along the drive. Later, the park's northern section was enhanced with the classically-inspired monuments of Grant’s Tomb, the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial, the Firemen’s Memorial, and the Joan of Arc statue.

Recreational facilities in the park include a range of handball and tennis courts, running tracks and fields, playgrounds, a skate park, dog runs, canoe and kayak launch sites, a public pier extending 750 feet into the Hudson River, a marina at 79th Street and a large portion of the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway for bicycles. There are cafes, outdoor theatre, and free summer concerts.

Riverside Park, with its extraordinary collection of active recreation and scenic areas, a vital automobile artery and a railroad running in a tunnel under the entire park has offered an escape from the city and fun opportunities for people of all incomes to relax, play, and socialize in its beautiful and tranquil settings for 140 years and counting.