Stroll or Sit – in Stuyvesant Cove Park

Explore Stuyvesant Cove Park, just like our Kim recently did

It’s located very close to Waterside:

Waterside - seen from Stuyvesant Cove Park

The 1.9 acre park, was “inspired by the natural shapes of the East River, with curving paths and pavers resembling waves from above”.

It stretches between 18th and 23rd Streets, on the East River, and is a sustainably-managed, all-native-species park.

You can take a stroll – or simply sit and relax.

It’s a paradise for bird watchers who’ve spotted dozens of native birds as well as a “welcoming habitat for the annual migration of Monarch butterflies, providing food and shelter on their 4,000-mile journey to their winter home in Mexico”.

It’s also appealing to other species:


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You can help the park flourish, by volunteering at Solar One community volunteer days, which are held on the third Saturday of the month from 10am-1pm.

Tasks include weeding, pruning, watering, mulching and general park beautification. Upcoming dates are: May 19th, June 16th, July 21st, August 18th, September 15th, and October 20th. (Email Park Manager Emily Curtis-Murphy at murphy[at]solar1[dot]org for more information or to volunteer.)

Want to hear a secret? How about 10? Untapped brings you “The Top 10 Secrets of NYC’s Stuyvesant Cove Park“.