Hudson Yards is an oasis of urban green space, set where three of New York City’s newest and most unique parks come together. 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. The creators of Hudson Yards have devoted half of the site area to verdant open space, creating 14 acres of new lush gardens, serene seating areas and a year-round calendar of events. The neighborhood is ringed by three distinct city parks, giving residents direct access to the 500 waterfront acres of Hudson River Park, as well as the new Hudson Park & Boulevard and the iconic 1.5-mile elevated park, the High Line. 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.
Elevate Life in New York
The High Line is one of the most revolutionary park experiences in the world, the 1.5-mile elevated park connects Hudson Yards with Chelsea’s most interesting neighborhoods via a plant-lined, art-immersed urban promenade. 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. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the parkway connects directly to the 15 Hudson Yards residential condominium building, also designed by the visionary architecture firm, completing the team’s west side vision and drawing together the natural aesthetics and urban history of the area.
Hudson River Park
With 500 acres of waterfront space, Hudson River Park is the largest New York City green space to open since Central Park; the destination received 17 million visitors annually. Stretching along the banks of the city’s iconic waterway, from Battery Place to 59th Street, the park connects to the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, offering Hudson Yards residents direct access to 32 miles of jogging trails and bike paths encircling Manhattan. It 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
Brightening an urban expanse that spans seven city blocks between two major avenues, the four-acre Hudson Park & Boulevard channels Parisian promenades combining tree-lined pathways with a new Midtown thoroughfare. The first of two phases is complete, with open areas for public events, grassy expanses and quiet seating areas. The park includes two entrances to the newly expanded 7 Subway line, offering residents stress-free access to public transportation. 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.