Parks Near Waterside Plaza

Stuyvesant Cove Park

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Stuyvesant Cove Park (East River, 18th to 23rd Street)

Stuyvesant Cove Park is a sustainably-managed public park that is located next to Waterside along the East River between 18th and 23rd Streets. In addition to providing New Yorkers with a beautiful green space for recreation and hosting a summer-long variety of solar-powered events, Stuyvesant Cove Park is home to Solar One, an environmental learning center dedicated to educating New Yorkers on the urban environment and energy conservation techniques. Come with the family for an exciting day of activities or alone to enjoy this peaceful and breezy respite from NYC.

Gramercy Park

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Gramercy Park (3rd to Park Ave South, E 20th to E 21st St)

Gramercy Park is a beautiful private park at the center of the Gramercy neighborhood. Although keys to the park exclusively belong to residents around the park who pay an annual fee, the surrounding streets are popular routes for joggers and dog-walkers. If you’re in the city during the holidays, Gramercy Park is definitely worth visiting when it is open to the public on Christmas Eve.

Madison Square Park

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Madison Square Park (Broadway to Madison Ave, E 23rd to E 26th St)

Madison Square Park boasts a dog run, colorful playground, and spacious grassy lawn to help you get away from the hustle and bustle of midtown. On a hot summer day, you can see lines of hungry New Yorkers waiting to get their hands on a Shake Shack hamburger, children dancing at the Madison Square Kids concert series, and teenagers enjoying the musical selections of their very own Madison Square Music series. With its plethora of outdoor activities and beautifully landscaped grounds, Madison Square Park offers attractions that everyone will love.

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