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April 1, 2022

Spring has sprung in NYC and we are starting to see the temperatures rise and the sun shine longer each day. With Earth Day coming up at the end of April, what better way to celebrate than by visiting the beautiful parks near our NYC Ferry landings. There are plenty to choose from but we’ve narrowed it down to 10 parks that offer views, recreation, and most importantly relaxation.

Ferry Point Park  Throgs Neck

If you’re looking for spectacular views, take a stroll along the waterfront in this Bronx park. Ferry Point Park offers unparalleled views of the East River and Long Island Sound, the Manhattan skyline, and of the Whitestone and Throgs Neck Bridges. Plus if you’re looking for outdoor activities the park has playing fields, playgrounds, and basketball courts.


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Ferry Point Park – 10 Hutchinson River Pkwy, Bronx, NY 10465

Brooklyn Bridge Park  DUMBO

Spanning over 1.3 miles of Brooklyn’s waterfront to the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO, this park offers breathtaking views of Lower Manhattan’s skyline and the iconic Jane’s Carousel. Brooklyn Bridge Park offers numerous recreational facilities, including playgrounds, basketball courts, sports fields, and even a roller skating rink. When you work up a hunger visit the wide array of award-winning food and drink concessions.

Brooklyn Bridge Park – 334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Marsha P. Johnson State Park  North Williamsburg

On February 1, 2020, this park was renamed in honor of Marsha P Johnson, a transgender woman of color who was a pioneer of the LGBTQ civil rights movement and a prominent figure in the Stonewall Uprising. Marsha P. Johnson State Park is located along the East River in Williamsburg. It offers a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline, historic rail yard remnants, a play area, and green space for recreation and relaxation.

Marsha P. Johnson State Park – 90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Domino Park  North/South Williamsburg

Domino Park is built on the grounds of the former Domino Sugar Refinery, a site of incredible significance to the growth and development of Williamsburg. An elevated walkway offers views of the surrounding area and across the river to Manhattan. The park is very family friendly with a factory-inspired playground and two water features to cool off. There’s also a taco stand and sand courts for volleyball.


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Domino Park – 15 River St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Governors Island 

Gov­er­nors Island is a 172-acre island in the heart of New York Har­bor. Just min­utes from Low­er Man­hat­tan and the Brook­lyn water­front by NYC Fer­ry, the Island is a pop­u­lar and unique des­ti­na­tion. Visitors can cycle, picnic with a great view or enjoy free programming including art exhibitions, concerts and sporting events. The Hills, a topographic installation on the island, offers incredible views of Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.


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Governors Island – Island in New York City, New York

Hudson River Park  Midtown/W. 39th St

Hudson River Park has more than a dozen public piers, not to mention miles of pathways and landscapes, where you’ll discover a park that offers more than you may imagine—a jogging and biking path, waterfront benches and tables, snack stands and free entertainment all summer long, like film screenings and live music.


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Hudson River Park – 61 Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011

The Battery  Battery Park City

The Battery, the thriving green heart of Downtown New York with vast public gardens, organic urban farms, toxin-free lawns and SeaGlass, the innovative aquarium carousel. Ferries dock at its shore to pick up visitors to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and all summer long concerts play on its grounds. The park’s location at the southern tip of Manhattan makes it a classic starting point for walking tours through the city.


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The Battery – New York, NY 10004

Gantry Plaza State Park  Hunters Point South

Gantry Plaza State Park boasts spectacular views of the midtown Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State Building. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the park’s four piers or through the park’s manicured gardens and unique mist fountain. Along the way take a moment to admire the rugged beauty of the park’s centerpieces – restored gantries. These industrial monuments were once used to load and unload rail car floats and barges. Recreational facilities include basketball courts, playgrounds, handball courts, and a fishing pier.

Gantry Plaza State Park – 4-09 47th Rd, Queens, NY 10007

Astoria Park  Astoria

Although widely known for its beautiful pool, the oldest and largest in the city, Astoria Park offers more than aquatic activities. Outdoor tennis courts, a track, a bandstand, multiple trails, basketball courts, and playgrounds lure visitors from the five boroughs and beyond. Not to mention the views! Sitting on the edge of the East River and resting between the Triborough Bridge and Hell Gate Bridge, the park offers shoreline sights and sounds that make the benches along its perimeter popular spots year-round.

Astoria Park – 19 19th St, Astoria, NY 11105

Carl Schurz Park  East 90th St

This picturesque park is one of the city’s best-concealed secrets. A stroll along the promenade provides beautiful views of the river, the Roosevelt Island Lighthouse, the Triborough Bridge, Randall’s and Wards islands, and, of course, Gracie Mansion, the 18th century mansion that serves as the Mayor’s official residence. Carl Schurz Park is one of the city’s most dog-friendly–two dog runs offer plenty of space for pups to run around and mingle. A playground at the end of the park holds fun for kids, and there is plenty of green space for folks of all ages.

Carl Schurz Park – East 86th Street &, East End Ave, New York, NY 10028

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