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Fort Tryon Park

Fort Tryon Park, New York City
Fort Tryon Park by Matthew G. Bisanz

Fort Tryon Park is a 67-acre (27 hectares) park situated on a ridge overlooking the Hudson River. This is a scenic park occupied by shady trees, manicured lawns, and beautiful gardens. In spring and summer, flowers at the Heather Garden bloom covering the area in an assortment of colors. The Alpine Garden mimics the Alpines of Europe with its rocky outcrops, grotto, low growing plants, and creepers. There are also paths to explore through the scenic woods of Fort Tryon Park.

Location: Near the 190th Street (Subway) Station and just off the Margaret Corbin Circle

Website: Fort Tryon Park Trust

Riverside Park
Riverside Park, New York City
Riverside Park by Momos

Riverside Park is located along waterfront in the Upper West Side, stretching four miles (six kilometers) along the banks of the Hudson River. The promenade offers a scenic view of the Hudson River and is a nice place for a stroll, jog, skating, or cycling. Along the promenade between 90th and 91st Streets is the People's Garden, a beautiful flower garden maintained by the local community. There are no shortages of sports facilities here including a skate park, kayak launch, ball fields, and courts for volleyball, basketball, and tennis.

Location: Along the Hudson River between 72nd and 125th Street in the Upper West Side

Website: Riverside Park Fund

Carl Schurz Park

Cycling in Carl Schurze Park, New York City

Cycling in Carl Schurz Park by Jim Henderson

Carl Schurz Park is a 15-acre (six hectares) park overlooking the East River in the Upper East Side. Within Carl Schurz Park is Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the city's mayor. In reality the mayor does not live here and therefore open to the public for guided tours. The park features walking paths, manicured lawns, a children's playground, and two dog runs. Every autumn, the park becomes the venue for the Gracie Square Art Show and Halloween Howl (canine costume competition). The park also stages concerts and screening of movies in summer.

Location: East 84th to East 90th Streets between East End Avenue and East River in the Upper East Side

Website: Carl Schurz Park Conservancy

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