Harlem River Park

  • Harlem River Park
Last Updated September 12, 2016

Completed in May 2009, Harlem River Park is a beautiful, waterfront addition to the Upper West Side.


In May 2009, NYCEDC completed construction on the final phase of the Harlem River Park, a new esplanade stretching from 135th Street to 145th Street in East Harlem for all to enjoy.

This $7.5 million project included 54,000 square feet of new park space. Working with the City’s Department of Parks and Recreation and the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, we designed a new bulkhead to protect the shoreline, support upland park activities, and create an eco-friendly area that will allow for tidal plantings and marine growth.

The entire park project was completed on-time and $250,000 under budget.

The park hosts environmental education workshops, features local art, and offers an open space for residents to exercise and relax. Not only is it a public space, it's a community destination.

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Project Highlights

Borough: Manhattan
New esplanade from 135th Street to 145th Street
$7.5 million project
54,000 square feet of new park space
Designed a new bulkhead
Created an eco-friendly area
Completed on-time and $250,000 under budget