Riverside Park is located in
Upper West Side
other neighborhoods in Upper West Side include:
Riverside Park spans four miles along Manhattan's West Side, from 72nd Street to 158th Street. With full views of the Hudson and the western shore of industrial New Jersey, just far enough away to provide an attractive backdrop, there is ample room for runners, bikers, dogs, and playing children to coexist. The park design may remind you of Boston Commons and Central Park; this site, too, was designed by Olmstead, 25 years after his commission in Central Park.
475 Riverside Drive @ 72nd & 158th Streets
Last Modified: Tuesday Aug 19 2008
Sadly, riding in the city is better done in the back of a taxi than atop a horse. You once would have (until the end of April 2007) seen riders in Central Park but time has brought an onslaught of potential hazards, from dogs and joggers in your path, to busy streets en route to the Bridle Path; in the end, city riding was deemed unsafe even for stalwart equestrians. There are a fair number of academies nearby, and we list them here if time allows you to investigate these options. We do wholeheartedly recommend the few remaining wonderful shops for the never-ending demands of tack and garb.