Three of New York’s dynamic parks converge at Hudson Yards’ Public Square and Gardens. The High Line, Hudson River Park, and the new Hudson Park & Boulevard make up an incomparable network of green spaces that will create a seamless path from West 14th Street to West 42nd Street with Hudson Yards at its center. With more than $790 million in public investment earmarked for parks and green space in the Hudson Yards district, this will be the freshest neighborhood in the city.
The High Line
The High Line is an inspired public park built on an abandoned elevated freight line above the city streets. The park runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District, then weaves through Chelsea, catalyzing exciting new development along its way.
The High Line’s third and final phase promises to be its most compelling as it wraps around Hudson Yards, offering panoramic views of the streets and the Hudson River. Opened to the public in late 2014, this portion of the park boasts sweeping views of the monumental construction on the rail yard.
Millions to Converge at Hudson Yards
With over four million visitors annually, the High Line has already stimulated $5 billion in new development along its path helping Chelsea evolve into one of the city’s hippest neighborhoods. With the new Whitney Museum opened at the High Line’s southern-most entrance in 2015, visitors and patrons of the arts can walk from West 14th Street in Chelsea, through the city’s densest gallery district, up to Hudson Yards.
Hudson River Park
This lively year-round destination receives 17 million visitors annually. Adjacent to Hudson Yards along 12th Avenue, Hudson River Park stretches five miles along the banks of the Hudson River and is a lively year-round active destination that sees 17 million visitors annually. It is the largest open space built in Manhattan since Central Park and has received more than $440 million in public funding.
The park provides direct contact to the formerly inaccessible riverbanks, and offers a broad range of free activities from biking, jogging, kayaking, skateboarding and fishing, or simply strolling and sunbathing. Visitors can experience the Space Shuttle Pavilion on the Intrepid Museum, take in public art, and use the recreation and entertainment at Chelsea Piers.
Hudson Park & Boulevard
As part of the bold plans of Hudson Yards the city is cutting a major new thoroughfare through the Manhattan street grid. With more than $30 million set for park construction, Hudson Park & Boulevard will change the landscape of the city.
Connecting Chelsea to Times Square
Stretching from West 42nd Street to Hudson Yards at West 34th Street, Hudson Park & Boulevard will be a sweeping promenade bordered by new development. Two entrances to the new No. 7 Subway are located in the park at 33rd and 35th Streets.