Hudson River Park: Tribeca Section Piers 25 & 26


The Tribeca Section features recreational, ecological, and educational piers, including a future estuarine study center. New Yorkers can play a round of 18-hole mini-golf of sand volleyball and also enjoy a skate park. This 2.5-acre ecologically-themed pier in Tribeca incorporates indigenous plants evocative of Manhattan`s ecosystem prior to human development. A short habitat walk leads visitors through five native ecological zones: woodland forest, coastal grassland, maritime scrub, rocky tidal zone, and of course the Hudson River.At 985 feet, Pier 25 is the longest pier in Hudson River Park. This lively pier includes Manhattan`s only 18-hole miniature golf course, sand volleyball courts, a popular children`s playground with water features and climbing structures, a flexible turf field and a snack bar. It is also a boating hub, featuring a town dock and small boat moorings and berthing areas for historic ships.A sunning lawn and a sports play area make Pier 26 – already popular with the Downtown Boathouse (New York`s busiest non-motorized boathouse) and City Vineyard – a place to please everyone. In addition to a multi-use recreation field, spacious lawn, boardwalks and seating areas, Pier 26 features an innovative, engineered Tide Deck. Located at the western edge of the pier, the Tide Deck is a cultivated rocky salt marsh created to provide an immersive and educational river ecology experience. The elevated cantilevered walkway above the Tide Deck provides spectacular city and River views.At 5.5 miles long, this is the largest park envisioned for Manhattan since Central Park of 1859. When completed, it will have 15 public-access piers and 400 acres of parkland. The firm coordinated with more than fifty city, state, and federal agencies to create the vast project`s master plan.

Constructed, 2008
Opened, 2010


Old - American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award in 2008Old - Built by Women in 2015Old - National Park Service 'Designing the Parks' Merit Award in 2010
2017- In 2017, Hudson River Park’s Science and Education team made a thrilling discovery beneath Pier 25: hundreds of wild oysters on the underside of some pier docks. Oysters are filter feeders that clean waterways. In addition, oyster reefs provide habitat for many species. In the nineteenth century, oysters declined due to overharvesting and water pollution. Today, throughout the Harbor, oysters are starting to make a comeback, mostly as a result of intentional seeding and habitat enhancement projects.